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Surrey to stage fundraiser for Pakistan quake victims


English County Surrey will host a Twenty20 game on 10th July to raise funds for the victims of October 8 devastating earthquake in Pakistan.

An International Cricket XI led by Indian captain Rahul Dravid and featuring West Indian skipper Brian Lara, Sri Lanka’s off-spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan and Indian wicket-keeper Mahendra Dhoni will take on Pakistan at The Oval here. England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will make a non-playing appearance.

“Raising money to help the victims of the earthquake is important to us,” Surrey Chief Executive Paul Sheldon said. “It was a terrible tragedy but I’d like to think this match might go some way in helping to speed up the recovery process. We were successful in raising a very significant sum last year to help the victims of tsunami so it would be great if we can do same again this year.”

Surrey and The Oval’s main sponsors Brit Insurance have pledged donations which, along with the profits from the match, will be passed on to Pakistan President’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Source:The News

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