Moin Khan had hoped to lead Pakistan to victory today so that his country could smile a little bit in these days of despair and tragedy. But unfortunately for him, things did not go according to plan after losses to the West Indies and India knocked the four-time champions out of contention. 'I hope we can win the Cup. It will bring smiles to our people,' Moin said earlier, after taking part in an appeal to raise funds for the earthquake victims back home. 'I hope the people of Hong Kong will support generously'. Local organisers graciously got into the fund-raising act and placed collections tills around the ground to raise money for the victims. A one-minute silence was observed by all the teams and the fans before Moin made a personal appeal. 'It is with a grieving heart that I appeal for your help,' said Moin. He later revealed that although his family members had not been affected, he had been touched by the disaster which killed tens of thousands of people. 'My cook's two children died in the earthquake. It is hard to play cricket when such a thing has happened. It is the biggest disaster to hit Pakistan. 'We thought of pulling out of the Sixes a few days before, but decided to come to Hong Kong so we could ask people for their help,' he said.