LONDON – The Pakistan cricket team, which is on a tour to England these days, observed a one-minute silence in memory of Abdul Sattar Edhi before the start of day two of their first-class warm-up game against county team Sussex.

Wearing black armbands, the Pakistan cricket team found a fitting way to show respect to Pakistan’s most influential philanthropist.

Earlier, the Government of Pakistan announced a day of mourning and a state funeral to commemorate the national icon’s death. It also awarded the Nishan-i-Imtiaz, the nation’s greatest civilian honor, on Edhi posthumously.

Some star cricketers took to Twitter to share their condolences: