In a heartfelt gesture by Australia’s males’s cricket workforce, the gamers have donated the prize cash from their latest tour of Sri Lanka to assist youngsters and households impacted on the island nation as a result of financial disaster. Skipper Pat Cummins who can be the UNICEF Australia ambassador, and captain of the white-ball workforce Aaron Finch together with different workforce members will donate A$45,000 to the group’s Sri Lanka attraction.
Australia toured Sri Lanka not too long ago the place they managed to win the T20I sequence simply, however a robust comeback by the house workforce meant that the Males in Yellow needed to face an ODI sequence defeat, whereas the Take a look at sequence resulted in a draw. Aside from indulging in cricket matches, Australian gamers additionally witnessed the disaster with their very own eyes in Sri Lanka.
The financial scenario in Sri Lanka has resulted in heavy worth hikes in important merchandise together with meals, petroleum, medicines, and clothes, amongst different issues.
It was a straightforward determination for us to donate our prize cash to UNICEF: Pat Cummins
“It was very clear to us how a lot day-to-day life for Sri Lankans is being impacted. When the workforce noticed what was occurring it was a straightforward determination to donate our prize cash to UNICEF, who’ve been in Sri Lanka for greater than 50 years supporting the wants of youngsters and households,” Cummins was quoted as saying by Each day Mirror.
It should be famous that this isn’t the primary time that the Australian cricket workforce has come out and helped a nation in want. In 2021, skipper Pat Cummins and Cricket Australia donated $50,000 for oxygen provides throughout India’s COVID-19 disaster which additionally resulted within the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) throughout that yr.
“Final yr Australian cricketers acquired behind India in its time of disaster through the peak of the COVID-19 Delta wave and we thank them for once more giving generously to assist Sri Lankans impacted by the present disaster,” UNICEF Australia CEO Tony Stuart mentioned.