Pink ODI: Why South Africa will wear pink against India at Johannesburg?

Pink ODI: Why South Africa will wear pink against India at Johannesburg?

Pink will be the color at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday as hosts, South Africa square-off against India within the fourth one-day worldwide. First held in 2011, Saturday will be the sixth event when the Proteas play a Pink ODI. Interestingly, they’ve by no means misplaced a match in pink. But what most followers will be questioning is why do the lads in inexperienced wear the Pink jersey? The cause behind it’s to lift consciousness about breast most cancers. This 12 months’s Pink ODI entails a large drive to gather cash for the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and assist in the therapy of most cancers sufferers. The funds collected from the match will be used to deal with sufferers affected by breast most cancers. The goal is to gather than greater than Rand 1 million and for that, not solely the players however followers have additionally been inspired to wear pink attires to the bottom.

The South African one-day squad has always supported the ‘PinkDrive’ marketing campaign and the primary reason behind the Pink ODI is to unite South African cricket followers and the nation at massive in elevating consciousness and funds for breast most cancers. “The annual Pink Day ODI featured at the Bidvest Wanderers stadium is a big occasion for us. With the risk of breast cancer and its high impact on a family, we are proud of our support in raising awareness and mobilising cricket fans through the PinkDrive campaign,” CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat had mentioned. “PinkDrive is one of our foremost social programmes and proves how sport can play a broader role in society,” he had added. #PitchUpInPink is getting used on social media. Fans will recall that a related initiative is taken at the Pink Test in Sydney.

For each boundary scored sponsors Bidvest will donate R1 000

For each catch taken Team sponsors, will donate R10 000

For each six hit into the Momentum Family Area, sponsors will additionally hand R10 000

Meanwhile, South Africa have their backs to the wall as they’re already Zero-3 down within the six-match sequence. One extra win for India will seal a historic sequence win. nonetheless, with the return of AB De Villiers, the Proteas will be trying to change their fortunes

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