Afridi starts charity

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All-rounder Shahid Afridi is organising a Twenty20 fixture to raise funds for the almost 500,000 people displaced by a military operation in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

All-rounder Shahid Afridi is organising a Twenty20 fixture to raise funds for the almost 500,000 people displaced by a military operation in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Inspired by former captain Imran Khan, who has established a cancer hospital in Lahore, Afridi has foundered a similar facility in the remote Tangi Banda village.

"I am in talks with the authorities and will soon announce a Twenty20 match in Lahore to raise funds. I want to return to my country what it has given me, with an aim to serve my people," said Afridi.

The veteran batsman and leg-spinner is eager to see teenagers avoid political extremism – and rather garner interests in education and sport.

"The youth in remote areas have no education. If we educate them then they can be more helpful for the country," he concluded.

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