The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday introduced that the 3rd Test between England and West Indies shall be named “The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test” to improve households dealing with the loss of life of a mum or dad to most cancers.
The gamers will put on particular Ruth Strauss Foundation branded Test shirts with purple caps being offered earlier than play.
Branding round Old Trafford in Manchester can even cross purple together with the stumps and boundary forums for this 12 months’s #RedForRuth Day on July 25.
Funds raised will cross in opposition to Ruth Strauss Foundation’s project of offering pre-bereavement improve for households dealing with the loss of life of a mum or dad from most cancers, and power much-needed analysis into non-smoking lung cancers.
“Last year I was humbled and honoured by the support of the wider cricket family,” stated former England skipper Andrew Strauss, who had arrange the basis within the reminiscence of his spouse, who passed on to the great beyond in 2018 because of an extraordinary type of lung most cancers.
“We sincerely hope that the incredible display of generosity and community spirit will continue as we look to turn cricket Red for Ruth for a second year to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation.”Last 12 months, Lord’s Cricket Ground went purple with 28,500 spectators supporting the charity throughout the second one Ashes Test to lend a hand elevate over 550,000 kilos.
Players from either side had offered Strauss and his two sons with commemorative purple caps earlier than the beginning of play with the 2 youngsters additionally ringing the well-known Lord’s bell earlier than play.
“The day will look very different to last year but we are very grateful to the ECB and Lancashire Cricket Club for their assistance in making this happen during what has been a difficult period for everyone,” Strauss stated.
During the day, Sky Sports, BBC Test Match Special and the large displays within the floor will display photos of the fanatics and golf equipment who display their very best #RedforRuth efforts.
There can be some fantastic pieces to be had within the on-line public sale, together with a restricted quantity of Ben Stokes signed photos of his well-known innings from final summer season.
The cricket circle of relatives can be inspired to put on purple at the day to turn their improve for the charity whilst they watch the match from house.
“It’s our privilege to name the third test in honour of the Ruth Strauss Foundation and to support Red For Ruth Day for a second year running,” Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, stated.”It’s a motive many people on the ECB really feel very passionately about. I am hoping that after once more we will display how cricket can come in combination to boost price range to lend a hand households going throughout the hardest of occasions.”
Test captain Joe Root stated, “Andrew is a true legend of our sport and it is almost impossible to imagine what he and his family went through. Cricket plays a massive part in so many lives and together we can help other families facing these same devastating circumstances.”I ask all of our fanatics throughout England and Wales to show purple at the day and improve this fantastic charity.”The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test is one in all a number of tasks being highlighted throughout the #raisethebat Test collection. The collection will shine a gentle on key employees, lend a hand to glue communities round the United Kingdom and improve the ones in want.