New Zealand players donate match fees to Peshawar massacre victims

"The New Zealand players and officials have handed over some donations and kit bags to me which will be delivered when I go to Peshawar"

“The New Zealand players and officials have handed over some donations and kit bags to me which will be delivered when I go to Peshawar”

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Numerous New Zealand players have donated their match fees to the victims of the gruesome Peshawar school massacre, which was carried out by the Taliban and left 132 children and nine staff dead.

Captain Kane Williamson went as far as donating all the money he made over the five ODIs to the victims of the despicable attack.

Pace bowler Adam Milne donated his match fee from the final ODI and his US$500 cheque for bowling the fastest ball of the match.

In addition to all this, New Zealand also donated the US$20,000 they received for winning the series 3-2.

However, the list doesn’t end there as every single player donated a signed jersey and some training gear as well.

All the donations were given to Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who has vowed to deliver it to the victims when he visits Peshawar.

“The New Zealand players and officials have handed over some donations and kit bags to me which will be delivered when I go to Peshawar,” Khan said. “Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has given all five ODIs match-fee while fast-bowler Adam Milne gave away his income of one match.

“Similarly their team manager has also donated for the families which have been affected in the attack. I’ll hand over those things personally and through Pakistan Army soon on my visit.”

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