Pakistan cricketers to visit terror-hit Army School in Peshawar

Karachi, Dec 19: Left dismayed by the terror strike in Peshawar which left 132 children dead, Pakistan's cricket team is planning to visit the attacked Army school and pay its tributes.

Shahid Afridi, who is leading the national team in the ODI series against New Zealand, wants to go to the school with the team and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has supported the plan.

Shahid Afridi and his team-mates will visit the school

"Cricket is a passion in Pakistan and we are sure the students who were martyred would have been avid fans of the team. We want to show them we remember them all the time," said Javed Afridi, who is the CEO of Haier Pakistan -the company which is sponsoring the ongoing series in the United Arab Emirates.

Terrorists stormed the school this week killing at least 141 people including 132 children in an incident which has sent shockwaves and caused outrage across the world.

"They have been down since the incident took place and after discussions with the players and the cricket board we have decided if Pakistan wins the one-day series trophy it will be handed over to the Army Public School," Javed said.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has already come under criticism for not postponing the fourth one-day international one day after the terrorist attack took place in Peshawar.

"The players want to go to the school and share the grief with the students and teachers. They want to pay tributes to the innocent slain students and teachers. They will hand over the ODI series trophy if they win it to the school," Javed added. The ODI series is tied at 2-2 with the decider to be played today.


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