KARACHI: Somerset County Cricket Club has announced the launch of support efforts to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan recently.
The club will use their County Championship game against Gloucestershire, scheduled for today (5 September) to launch a special online auction, with items donated from the Somerset playing team, as well as a outreach via SCCC live broadcast and in the field.
According to details, the items up for auction – which will continue until Sunday – are the England shirt signed by the whole team from their third test against South Africa, a shirt signed by Tom Abell of Somerset vs Gloucestershire, and a signed England 2022 Test Shirt each from Jack Leach and Craig Overton.
The county club will also auction the signed shirt of Pakistani left-handed batsman Imam-ul-Haq, who represents Somerset in the ongoing 2022 County Championship.
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🏏 England jersey signed by the entire 3rd Test team
🏏 Canvas print signed by Lord Botham
🏏 Signed jerseys of SCCC players
– Somerset Cricket 🏏 (@SomersetCCC) September 4, 2022
In addition, a signed canvas print by Lord Ian Botham and a signed bat from the 1995 West Indies tour side will also be auctioned to raise money for flood victims in Pakistan.
According to reports, tens of millions of people are affected by the relentless monsoon rains and one of the most severe floods in the country’s history which submerged a third of the country and killed more than 1,100 people.
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