England’s third Check vs West Indies would be the 2nd annual Ruth Strauss Basis Check to boost funds in reminiscence of the previous captain Andrew Strauss’s late spouse.
third England-West Indies Check to be celebrated because the Ruth Strauss Basis TestLast yr, Lord’s had turned purple on day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Check between England and AustraliaLast yr I used to be humbled and honoured by the assist of the broader cricket household: Andrew Strauss
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday introduced that the third England vs West Indies Check will probably be performed as The Ruth Strauss Basis Check. The sport will go #RedforRuth on July 25 to assist households going through the loss of life of a mother or father to most cancers, by the work of the Ruth Strauss Basis.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss’s spouse Ruth had died in December 2018 aged 46 after a battle with a uncommon type of lung most cancers that solely impacts non-smokers, with the inspiration arrange final yr.
Final yr, Lord’s had turned purple on day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Check between England and Australia in support of the Ruth Strauss Basis.
Lord’s Cricket Floor, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Membership (MCC) had supported the Ruth Strauss Basis by turning the bottom purple.
Gamers from either side introduced Andrew and his two sons, Sam and Luca, with commemorative purple caps earlier than the beginning of play.
“Final yr I used to be humbled and honoured by the assist of the broader cricket household,” stated Andrew Strauss.
“The day will look very completely different to final yr however we’re very grateful to the ECB and Lancashire Cricket Membership for his or her help in making this occur throughout what has been a troublesome interval for everybody.”
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Govt Officer added: “It is our privilege to call the Third Check in honour of the Ruth Strauss Basis and to assist Purple For Ruth Day for a second yr working. It is a trigger many people on the ECB really feel very passionately about. I hope that when once more we will present how cricket can come collectively to boost funds to assist households going by the hardest of occasions.”
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