The third England-West Indies Check will likely be performed as The Ruth Strauss Basis Check, when cricket on the second day’s play will go #RedForRuth to help households going through the demise of a mother or father to most cancers.
This would be the second yr when cricket will flip crimson to help the work of the Ruth Strauss Basis. Final yr, Lord’s went crimson with 28,500 spectators supporting the charity through the second Ashes Check to assist elevate over GBP 50,000. Gamers from each side introduced Andrew and his two sons, Sam and Luca, with commemorative crimson caps earlier than the beginning of play.
“Final yr I used to be humbled and honoured by the help of the broader cricket household,” mentioned Andrew Strauss, who arrange the muse in reminiscence of his spouse who succumbed to an incurable lung most cancers in early 2018. “We sincerely hope that the unbelievable show of generosity and group spirit will proceed as we glance to show cricket Crimson for Ruth for a second yr to help the Ruth Strauss Basis.”
“The day will look very totally 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.”
Joe Root, England’s Check captain, urged all of the followers to put on crimson within the consolation of their properties and help the charity. “Andrew is a real legend of our sport and it’s virtually unattainable to think about what he and his household went by way of,” Root mentioned. “Cricket performs a large half in so many lives and collectively we can assist different households going through these identical devastating circumstances. I ask all of our followers throughout England and Wales to show crimson on the day and help this unbelievable charity.”
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 help Crimson 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 lift funds to assist households going by way of the hardest of instances.”