On Thursday, top Australian cricketers will take part in a 12-hour gaming live stream to raise money for UNICEF Australia’s India COVID Appeal, including star pacer Pat Cummins. Stay with us to know about Cricketers Donation for Covid-19 in India
The project, which is the brainchild of pacer Josh Lalor, will let fans see Cummins, spinner Nathan Lyon, all-rounder, and pace combination Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood speak about cricket and showcase their gaming abilities on a live broadcast in an attempt to raise AUD 100,000.
“Being a cricketer from Australia, we have a unique relationship with Indian people”- Lalor
The fundraiser will begin at 1:30 p.m. IST, with all-rounder Moises Henriques, women’s cricketer Alyssa Healy, and South African Rilee Rossouw among those who will actively participate.
“Being a cricketer from Australia, we have a unique relationship with Indian people,” Lalor told cricket.com.au.
“It’s a beautiful part of the world, they’re absolutely cricket-mad and they bend over backward to make every cricketer feel welcomed and accommodated. “If we’re able to raise any money at all to help what’s going on in India, that’ll go a long way,” he added.
Nick Hockley, the new CEO of Cricket Australia, and Todd Greenberg, the CEO of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, have both been in appearance.
“I thought it’d be great for those guys (Hockley and Greenberg) to sit back and talk cricket with the public in a way they’re not used to. It’ll be a great opportunity for them to portray a slightly different message to the cricketing public,” Lalor said.
On Lalor’s Twitch page, the live stream will be available.
As UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Appeal on Crisis, Australian cricket has almost raised AUD 280,000 so far.
India is presently dealing with the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic, which is causing pandemics. The country recorded 1,32,788 new infections and 3,207 new cases on Wednesday. Last month, the Indian Premier League was forced to postpone play in the middle of the season when multiple cases of COVID-19 were found in its bio-bubble.