PCB chairman Ijaz Butt. -AP File Photo

ISLAMABAD The Pakistan cricket team has donated win bonuses worth 4,625,000 rupees ($54,400) to the floods relief effort in the country.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement Tuesday that all players and officials had agreed to pledge half of their personal bonuses from the victory over England in the third test last week.

PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had already announced that players would be awarded 500,000 rupees ($5,900) for beating England at The Oval, in London, and non-playing members and officials would receive 250,000 rupees ($2,950).

The board last week announced it would donate 11,420,000 rupees ($134,000) to the floods relief on behalf of players and its employees. -AP

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