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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Zardari directs Butt to organise cricket matches to raise funds for Pak flood relief efforts

Karachi, Sept 21(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who received a delegation drawn from all the major sports, has directed to organise cricket matches at national and international level to raise funds for flood relief efforts.
The delegation that met with Zardari on Tuesday comprised of Test cricketers, hockey players and other sportsmen.
He also directed Butt to organise a national-level match, in which the members of the national team and some renowned former cricketers would take part.
Zardari, who is also patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), advised the board's chief, Ijaz Butt, to hold an international match at some neutral venue, most probably at Dubai, The Nation reports.
Karachi Dolphins, led by former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, will play against Danish Kaneria-led Karachi Zebras in the Sindh Rain Victims Relief Fund Twenty-20 match at RLCA Korangi on Wednesday (today). (ANI)
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