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Pakistan cricketers donate win bonus to flood victims

Last updated on: August 25, 2010 13:05 IST

salman buttThe Pakistan cricket team, that won the third Test against England at the Oval on Saturday, has donated win bonuses worth 4,625,000 rupees ($54,400) to the floods relief effort in the country.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Tuesday that all players and officials had agreed to pledge half of their personal bonuses from that victory over England last week.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had already announced that players would be awarded 500,000 rupees ($5,900) for beating England at The Oval, in London, and non-playing members and officials would receive 250,000 rupees ($2,950).

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The board last week announced it would donate 11,420,000 rupees ($134,000) to the floods relief on behalf of players and its employees.

Pakistan's One-Day captain Shahid Afridi and international umpire Aleem Dar are also  running separate flood relief campaigns raising millions of rupees for thousands of affected people.