Former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi is planning a T20 match to raise money for half a million people displaced by a military operation in the country’s northwest. More than 470,000 people have fled the offensive against strongholds of the Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan. Aid efforts have been stepped up to cope with the exodus and Afridi, who was born in the tribal areas, said he wanted to help.
I am in talks with the authorities and will soon announce a Twenty20 match in Lahore to raise funds, the big-hitting all-rounder told reporters. I wish Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to captain one side and Imran Khan lead the other side because these two can attract more crowds and then we can raise a huge fund.