Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan showed a great sense of responsibility towards the nation by pledging to donate all his match fees from Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2019 series to the people affected by the earthquake in PoK. The northeast side of the country experienced a shallow earthquake that greatly impacted Pakistan occupied Kasmir city of Mirpur. The 5.8-degree magnitude quake claimed many lives. The death toll rose to 37 with hundreds of people being severely injured. The star leg-spinner's donation is for the cause can certainly help a lot of people in agony. Pakistan Earthquake: Death Toll in Pak Quake Climbs to 22 As Rescuers Assess Damage.
“I pledge to donate all my match fees from the #PAKvSL series to the ppl affected by the #earthquake in Pakistan today. Let’s try to help our brothers and sisters in need.” wrote the spinner on the social media website. Along with Mirpur, the mayhem has also jostled Pakistan’s Punjab province and Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province. Nevertheless, the local people will hope to overcome the disaster soon and resume their normal routine. Meanwhile, Shadab Khan is a part of the Pakistan squad for the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka and has been around the national team for quite a while.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 24, 2019
Talking about Sri Lanka’s 2019 Tour of Pakistan, the series will start with three ODIs and will be followed by as many T20Is. The first ODI will be played on September 27 in Karachi. The series has great relevance as Pakistan soil will witness an ODI match after almost a decade. Sri Lanka’s last tour in Pakistan turned out to be an unforgettable experience for the wrong reasons after they got attacked by terrorists in Lahore. The whole chapter came at a heavy price for Pakistan since it put an end to international cricket in the country. However, Sri Lankan team's visit to Pakistan again in 2019 will hopefully help put the bad memories of the attack behind.
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