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Afridi, Dhoni to play charity match for British Army

KARACHI: Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi is all set to play a charity cricket match, along with Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to extend support to the British Army.

Afridi will extend his support by playing an inaugural T20 cricket match fundraiser, ‘Cricket for Heroes’ to be held at The Kia Oval, London on Thursday.

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virender Sehwag will also join Shahid Afridi and South African ace Herschelle Gibbs in the Help for Heroes XI captained by England Director of Cricket Andrew Strauss and managed by the legendary Sir Ian Botham.

They will be taking on Rest of the World XI comprising of Brendon McCullum, Matthew Hayden, Mahela Jayawardene, Graeme Smith, Kiwis Scott Styris and Daniel Vettori.

Gary Kirsten has been coaching the team, while former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar holds charge of management.

These global cricket stars will contest the match to help raise money for the ongoing support of the sick, injured and seriously wounded British soldiers and their families.

Up to 30 per cent of the raised amount is allocated to overseas charities in conjunction with the invited players.

 

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