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New Zealand cricketers donate playing kits and match fees to Peshawar victims

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3.30K   //    01 Jan 2015, 14:05 IST
New Zealand cricketers donated their playing kits to the victims

Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan, on Tuesday, handed over the players’ kits and the monetary contributions made by the New Zealand team to the survivors of the devastating attacks in Peshawar last month.

Kane Williamson donated all of his match fees that he received during his side’s five -match ODI series against Pakistan last month and fast bowler Adam Milne also gave the match fee of one game to the families that were affected by the gruesome incident.

Khan paid a visit to the army school in Peshawar where the attack took place and spent some time with the officials and a few students.

He said that players from both teams were shocked by the incident and added that the impact of the attacks can be understood by only those who suffered in them.

"All the players from Pakistan and New Zealand were shocked and hurt by the incident," Khan said during his visit.

“Only those who suffered the losses can understand the impact of this tragedy," he added.

He also said New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Black Caps team manager Mike Sandle met him after the fourth ODI to donate the kits and the money.

“Since the amount is a donation I can't disclose it, but it shows their grief and sentiments towards the schoolchildren," he said.

Sandle also issued a letter expressing the sentiments of his players.

"We extend our deepest grief and hope that the cricket kits and a small amount will help in a small way towards rebuilding your school and community," the letter read.

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