Pakistan cricketers to sport Shahid Afridi Foundation logo on kitsLast updated on Jul 09, 2020, 04:07 pm
The Pakistan cricket team is set to sport the logo of the Shahid Afridi Foundation on their kits during the upcoming series against England.
This is after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) found it difficult to find a main sponsor for the national team.
PCB has been impacted badly by the coronavirus pandemic.
Here are further details on the same.
PCB missed out on a deal with multi-national beverage company
As per reports, negotiations between the PCB and a multi-national beverage company had taken place regarding a new team logo sponsorship deal.
However, the latter had offered an amount far below the expectations of the board's marketing pundits.
The company had offered only 35 to 40 per cent of the amount it had earlier paid to the board in their last contract.
Afridi confirms his foundation's logo will feature on playing kits
"We're delighted that the @SAFoundationN logo will be featured on the Pakistan playing kits, since we are charity partners to @TheRealPCB. Thanking #WasimKhan & the PCB for their continued support & wishing our boys all the very best with the tour," former skipper Afridi tweeted.
All you need to know about Pakistan's tour of England
Pakistan will be playing three Tests and as many T20Is in their tour of England.
The first Test will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester from August 5 to 9.
The remaining two games will be held in Southampton on August 13-17 and August 21-25 respectively.
The T20Is between Pakistan and England will be played at Old Trafford from August 28 onwards.
Key details about the Shahid Afridi Foundation
The Shahid Afridi Foundation has made countless efforts for provision of better and affordable healthcare, which caters to remote areas as well.
Public sector healthcare in Pakistan isn't up to the mark and the private sector cannot be accessed by major chunks of the community.
Besides healthcare, the foundation also caters to education and provides clean and safe drinking water.
Afridi helped raise funds in battle against coronavirus
Afridi took to social media platform Twitter to state that he tested positive and asked fans to pray for his quick recovery.
In May, Afridi had bought a cricket bat auctioned by Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim in a bid to raise funds to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has been helping people with essential supplies.