England to support South Africa in their social cause


England to accompany South Africa in raising funds for Breast Cancer Charity


In ongoing England and South African One day International series, the brits will be accompanying South Africa in raising funds for a social cause that includes charity for Breast Cancer.

The teams will be wearing a limited edition pink kit in their third ODI which will be on Sunday at Johannesburg.

South Africa has been supporting this cause for the past nine years and it has now become a tradition called the ‘Pink Day’ match. However, this is the very first time that their rivals would also be supporting the charitable initiative by donning similar kits.sa players to wear pink vs england

Apart from the teams, fans will also be able to buy the limited edition England kits from the ‘England and Wales Cricket Board’ store, and the same will be available from Friday.

Kit Supplier New Balance’s head of cricket Liam Burns said,

“We’ve been proud to supply South Africa with pink jerseys for the past four years and to have both teams stepping out in special jerseys for the first time will be a special moment,”

The Funds raised from the ODI will go towards the Breast Care Unit at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg.

The ‘Pink ODI’ as it is referred to as is a way to increase breast cancer awareness. If after New Year’s Test there is a big occasion in this country, then it is the Pink ODI with the venue going houseful each time. till now, the team has always remained victorious in the jersey.

South African cricket team first wore the pink jersey in March 2013 in an ODI match against Pakistan at home. After that, they decided to make it an occasion to have Pink Day once in a while when they play ODI matches at their home matches.

South Africa currently is leading the three-match series 1-0 after winning the first ODI in Cape Town by seven wickets on Tuesday. The second ODI is on Friday in Durban.