Glenn McGrath hopes to garner a whopping amount during the Pink Test in Sydney
McGrath foundation will also celebrate 10 years of Pink Test during the match.
Published - Jan 3, 2018 4:20 pm | Updated - Jan 3, 2018 4:20 pm
The former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath is targetting the collection of 1.3 Million USD during the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney at SCG. The match is all set to commence on Thursday as it will be a ‘pink affair’ thanks to the McGrath foundation who raise the funds for the people affected by Breast cancer. The famous urn has already been regained by the home side as the visitors would look to make amends. However, the response to the New Year Test is expected to be huge which has led to the legendary cricketer being hopeful.
Glenn McGrath set up the foundation against his last name in 2005 following his wife’s death due to the same reason. Since then he raises the funds for the affected people and the Pink Test is being played from 2009. The final Ashes Test will also mark the 10th anniversary of the unique social cause. Cricket Australia (CA) and McGrath foundation has joined hands to raise awareness about breast cancer in the country.
Foundation to celebrate 10 years
Glenn McGrath was looking forward to the Test match and hoped to garner triple more than what they managed last year. His foundation has already raised millions of funds over the years according to the reports in Sydney Morning Herald. “We’ve set a fairly lofty goal but I think it’s very achievable, especially with the way we’ve been growing and the support we’ve received,” he said according to the newspaper. If they manage to achieve their goal, thousands of families suffering from breast cancer would be benefitted as they will provide free support to them.
They have also decided to celebrate the occasion as it will mark the 10th anniversary of the Pink Test. They will hold a ‘Pink Picnic’ contest where fans would pull-up a pink picnic rug and unpack a gift hamper while enjoying the action in the middle. This would surely excite the viewers and would attract more spectators to the Stadium to watch the dead rubber.