CSA raised a whopping R1.7 million during Pink ODI
This was the sixth Pink ODI played at the venue and it beat all the previous fund-raising efforts.
Updated - Feb 19, 2018 8:51 pm
The fourth ODI between India and South Africa was referred to as the ‘Pink ODI’ as all the fans and the players of the home side donned Pink jerseys. It holds a special significance to the people of the rainbow nation as the game is played in order to create the awareness about breast cancer. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has joined hands with Wanderers and Momentum to raise the funds for those who are suffering from the disease. However, they were able to raise a whopping amount of R1.7 million which was donated to the Breast Care Clinic.
This was the sixth Pink ODI played at the venue and it beat all the previous fund-raising efforts. The breast care clinic at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital was the Pink Day beneficiary this time around. This is a brilliant gesture by CSA as their efforts have saved countless lives by spreading the message that early detection of the disease can save a life.
For the event in 2018, Wanderers Stadium and the sponsors Momentum led the way by donating R56,000 and R100,000. Even the players gave away R100,000 from their Pink Day match fees and the team sponsor Standard Bank also donated the same amount to the social cause.
What happened in the match?
As far as the match was concerned, it was a double delight for the supporters of the home side as South Africa continued their winning run on a special day. They are yet to lose an ODI played in the Pink jersey. It was a nail-biting finish with the middle order of the hosts coming to the party which had struggled through the series. The likes of Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller played very well to take their team close to the victory in a rain-curtailed encounter.
Andile Phehlukwayo provided the finishing touches as the victory also helped South Africa to keep the series alive. Pink ODI always brings out the best out of the Proteas team as the occasion is special for everyone in the country.
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