Kane Williamson (above) was New Zealand skipper for the ODI series against Pakistan © Getty Images
Kane Williamson (above) was New Zealand skipper for the ODI series against Pakistan © Getty Images

Wellington: Dec 23, 2014

New Zealand cricketers Kane Williamson and Adam Milne have reportedly donated thousands of dollars in match fees from their recently concluded successful ODI series against Pakistan to the families of the terrorist attack victims in Peshawar. Seven Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants killed 141 people in a terror attack on a school in Peshawar on December 16. The deceased included 132 children.

Pakistani batsman Younis Khan revealed the generosity of the two players and said that management had also made a donation. The New Zealand team had donated kits bags for the cricket-mad community, Stuff.co.nz reported.

The attack on the school came as Pakistan led the five-match ODI series against New Zealand 2-1 in the United Arab Emirates. Despite Pakistani players expressing reluctance, the final two matches went ahead and both were won by New Zealand, who claimed a treasured series victory in demanding conditions.

Younis revealed that New Zealand players and officials handed over some donations and kit bags to him, which would be delivered when he would go to Peshawar. He added that New Zealand skipper Williamson gave all five ODIs match fees, while fast bowler Milne gave away his income of one match.

Younis further said that in a similar manner, New Zealand’s team manager also donated for the families, which have been affected in the attack. He said that he would hand over those things personally and through Pakistan Army soon on his visit.