Australian Men’s Team Donates Prize Money From Their Tour Of Sri Lanka To Help The Island Nation’s Struggling Economy

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On Thursday, the Australian men’s cricket team announced that they had given their prize money from the recent all-format tour of Sri Lanka to help families and children affected by the island nation’s economic crisis, which is the worst it has experienced in decades.

Test captain Pat Cummins, a UNICEF Australia ambassador, and white-ball captain Aaron Finch will lead the contribution effort. The team will provide the charity with a total of 45,000 Australian dollars (25,36,294 lakhs in Indian rupees) for their Sri Lanka appeal.

The money given by the Australian men’s cricket team will help UNICEF’s initiatives to provide 1.7 million disadvantaged Sri Lankan children in need with nutrition, healthcare, safe drinking water, education, and mental health services.

“To us, it was extremely obvious how much Sri Lankans’ daily lives are being affected. Cummins was reported by as stating.” When the squad witnessed what was occurring, it was a simple choice to contribute our prize money to UNICEF, which has been assisting the needs of children and families in Sri Lanka for more than 50 years.

Australia’s tour to Sri Lanka in June and July 2021 marked the country’s return to the island since 2016. Prior to Sri Lanka winning the ODI series 3-2, Australia won the T20I series 2-1. The two-match Test series in Galle finished the tour with a tie.

Due to frequent power outages, rising gasoline prices, and severe shortages of basic necessities like food and medication, Sri Lanka has been experiencing a severe economic and social crisis since April of this year. Apart from huge queues of people waiting to fill up their cars with gas, there were calm demonstrations in and around the Galle International Cricket Stadium during Australia’s second Test match against Sri Lanka.

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