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SA and Pakistan to play fundraising game

Associated Press
Aug 26, 2010 at 11:34pm IST

Johannesburg: South Africa has agreed to play an extra Twenty20 game against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates to raise funds for victims of the Pakistan floods.

Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola said on Thursday "this has been a dreadful tragedy and our hearts go out to the people of Pakistan."

CSA said it hopes "it will play some part in alleviating the suffering of the Pakistani people."

SA and Pakistan to play fundraising game

CSA said it hopes "it will play some part in alleviating the suffering of the Pakistani people."

The date of the game is yet to be confirmed but it will be the first match of the tour, which was scheduled to begin with a one-off Twenty20 game in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 27 before five one-day games and two tests.

The floods have left 1,500 people dead and more than eight million in need of emergency assistance.

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