Pretty much every January, the Sydney Cricket Ground turns into an ocean of Pink for the fantasy cricket fans. It is due to the annual New Year Test supports a noble cause. The cause is in honour of former Australian pacer and New South Wales’ own Glenn McGrath’s late wife Jane McGrath.
And the money raised during the Test goes to Glenn McGrath Foundation. This is also a noble cause test match for the 11wickets App online fantasy cricket users. These users can contribute to this cause through their wins, if they wish to.
The McGrath Foundation is a breast cancer education and support charity in Australia. It usually raises money to put McGrath Breast Care Nurses in organizations across the nation. And this adds to the awareness about the illness not only to the fantasy cricket game fans but to world as well. As of this moment, reports are that about 120 Breast Care Nurses have been launched across Australia. It also has supported over 67000 families who may have experienced the ailment.
The start of the foundation:
The start of Glenn McGrath Foundation was out by the former Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath and his wife Jane in 2005 soon after her recovery from breast cancer. 36 months later, Jane died and the Pink Test turned out to be a reality from the next year.
The day 3 of the Sydney Test known as “Jane McGrath Day” and the money raised directly goes to the Glenn McGrath Foundation. The cricket fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground wears pink colour clothes to show their support. There are times when, the players themselves show their help and support to the cause by having a pink grip and pink stickers on their bats.
The stumps uprooted for the match also are pink in colour. Leading to this, the Ladies Stand at the historical Sydney Cricket Ground is also briefly renamed The Jane McGrath Stand for that day. Before the start of day three, the cricketers from both the sides present McGrath their Pink Test cap.
It is just a really good initiative from Glenn McGrath foundation and it is fantastic to see Australian Cricket and people encouraging this cause with open arms.
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