Cricket equipment worth US$20,000 has been formally donated by the Pakistan Cricket Board to the Chinese Cricket Association.  Rashid Khan,  China's national coach said that the equipment was sent by Pakistan as a good-will gesture for the promotion of cricket in China.

Jiang Zhenyuan, Director of Cricket at the Multi-ball games Administrative Centre, thanked the PCB and said 'We badly needed this equipment because the CCA wanted to fulfill the needs of different teams for holding tournaments."

The bats, balls, pads, helmets, gloves and stumps will be sent first to schools across China, with the remainder used for national tournaments.

Filed September 10 2007