BRADFORD'S England World Cup star Adil Rashid was the special guest at a charity fundraising event at Saltaire Cricket Club.

Over 130 people attended the evening in aid of the Mohammed Zahid Iqbal (MZI) charity with both young and old playing knock-out T12 games.

Rashid, who signed autographs and posed for photos with his many admirers, was joined by his cricketing brothers Haroon and Amar, both talented players in their own right.

The event, organised by Saima Iqbal, raised much needed funds for the MZI charity which was set up after the untimely death of Zahid in November 2018.

Rashid said: "Haroon and Zahid grew up together. Zahid was like a brother to us. I've known him since I was seven and have been close friends through cricket. We studied at university together too, so we had to all come down."

Saima said: "We want to raise money to help the less fortunate by opening an orphanage to build a brighter future with education, support and shelter for young children who have no parents.

"We also want to raise money for water pumps/wells to provide easy access to safe drinking water. Zahid was a wonderful young man and we see this work as a fitting way to honour his memory."

Having helped England to World Cup glory last month, Rashid - who has taken over 1200 wickets in all forms of cricket over a 13-year career - was ruled out for the rest of the domestic season following a scan on his injured shoulder.

He said: "I have had a couple of cortisone injections but they only really mask the symptoms when what I need to do is to give the shoulder some rest. As a professional sportsman you don't usually get that chance."