Pak proposes tsunami relief game

Published: Thursday, December 30, 2004, 17:26 [IST]
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Karachi:Cricket officials in Pakistan, which was spared from a deadly tidal wave that devastated neighbouring countries, proposed to Sri Lanka and India that a flood-relief one-day fundraising match be organised to help the victims.

"We have sent a proposal to them pressing on the need to organize a relief fund match for the victims of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in India, Sri Lanka and other parts of the world," Shaharyar Khan, chief of the Pakistan Cricket Board, told a news conference.

"We are as devastated as the other people are and feel that we must do something through cricket," he said.

The match could be between Pakistan and India, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka or between an Asian XI or World XI "as soon as we get time," Khan said.

PCB has also sought the International Cricket Council's approval, he said.

Triggered by a massive earthquake off Indonesia last Sunday, tidal waves swept across the region and killed more than 80,000 people mostly in Asia but also in East Africa.

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