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English cricketers to donate for flood-hit families in Pakistan

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  • Jos Buttler pledges to donate separately. 
  • Buttler says team’s thoughts go with flood victims in Pakistan. 
  • As a team, we will make donations which will be matched by the ECB to make a little effort from our side,” he shares.

KARACHI: England cricket team’s captain Jos Buttler pledged that he would donate to the flood-stricken families in Pakistan separately. 

The English team arrived in Pakistan today for the seven-match T20I series. 

Buttler, while speaking to local media after touching down here, said that the team’s thoughts are with the flood victims in Pakistan. 

“Pakistan suffered floods and we can feel their pain. We are happy to be here for cricket in this tough time. As a team, we will make donations which will be matched by the ECB to make a little effort from our side,” he shared.

Later on, ECB explained how the donations will be made for flood relief.

  • It was a decision the England Men’s players made that they wanted to make a donation, and has been supported by TEPP and the PCA.
  • The money will go to the DEC emergency appeal, and we would all encourage anyone who is able to support this cause to do so.
  • The ECB has been happy to match the player’s donation.

An ECB spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with all those who’ve been affected by these devastating floods in Pakistan. We hope that this series can help keep the world’s spotlight on what has happened and encourage people in the UK and around the world to help those affected in whatever way they can. In support of the humanitarian relief effort, the England Men’s team has decided to make a contribution to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal, and the ECB will also be matching this donation.”

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PSL 9 match security details released

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The PSL will see over 16,000 police officers handling security responsibilities since matches in Rawalpindi and Multan will have a security strategy in place.

Colin Munro and Tymal Mills of Islamabad United landed in Lahore, and the team will play Lahore Qalandars to open the season.

Mohsin Naqvi, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), announced that the PSL’s ninth season will start on February 17.

He stated that the duration of the traffic closure would be limited and that the public would be notified about other routes through the media in a timely manner. He also directed that effective management be made to preserve fluency for the convenience of the people.

The Lahore DIG Operations Police announced that around 7000 people will be assigned to a security strategy that would guarantee spectators, including cricket players, complete security.

According to the security plan, residents would be permitted entry after completing four levels of security, and 13 SPs, 36 DSPs, and 81 inspectors would be stationed. The situation would also be continually monitored by the Punjab Safe City Authority’s cameras.

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PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi requests an in-depth spending report.

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Mohsin Naqvi, the recently elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), has started a thorough investigation of the organization’s spending.

The request, which is aimed at the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO), highlights the organization’s careful attention to financial management.

Information obtained from people with knowledge of the situation reveals that the scope of the spending report includes all aspects of PCB’s business.

These consist of funding for the Pakistan cricket team, expenditures for sports personnel, and match-related costs. Furthermore, the report will give information on the PCB’s yearly budget and player compensation.

Chairman Naqvi’s decision is more than just a formality; it reflects a deeper desire to link spending to the national cricket team’s results.

It is believed that Chairman Naqvi is eager to examine the monetary outlays in comparison to the results achieved on the field, suggesting a calculated approach to resource distribution.

Chairman Naqvi is scheduled to call a briefing with the PCB’s senior brass after the comprehensive report has been prepared.

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Cyberattack on PSL 9 ticket purchasing website

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The franchise league announced that a hack occurred on Tuesday night on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 online ticketing site.

The league revealed that the PSL ticket partners’ technical staff is working to resolve the issues brought on by the website hack.

PSL stated, “The [HBL PSL 9] ticketing website (http://pcb.tcs.com.pk) has been the target of a cyberattack.”

“The ticketing partners’ technical staff is effectively resolving the issue. We anticipate a prompt resolution and hope that the service provider’s website will soon be back up and running.

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