Wasim Akram to auction memorabilia for COVID-19 fundraising


Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former English fast bowler Darren Gough have decided to auction their memorabilia from cricketing days and raise funds to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

According to ESPNcricinfo, both the legendary fast bowlers have promised items of memorabilia to be auctioned on behalf of the Centre for Disaster Philanthropy in London who have set up a COVID-19 Response Fund. Akram has pledged a signed bat and ball while Gough has pledged a signed ball.

Earlier this week, Akram also donated PKR one million in ‘Prime Minister Relief Fund for COVID-19’. Pakistan men’s team all-rounder Imad Wasim and Test skipper Azhar Ali also donated PKR one million each to COVID-19 fund.

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is currently auctioning the shirt he wore in England’s 2019 World Cup final victory to raise funds for two hospitals for efforts to fight the coronavirus.

It is important to mention that sportsperson all over the globe has come up to support their countrymen in this challenging situation.

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