Australian cricket turns pink for a cause

Updated: 27 June 2008 09:41 IST

Aussie cricketers are doing their bit for the social causes by sporting pink cricket gears, which later sold for providing fund for McGrath's foundation

Australian cricket turns pink for a cause

Melbourne:

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath and his family are mourning the death of his wife Jane McGrath. She was not just a famous cricketer's wife but she along with her husband was responsible for promoting awareness for breast cancer among the cricket lovers.

Glenn retired from international cricket to look after Jane, who passed away last Sunday after a decade long battle with cancer.

But the couple has succeeded in coloring Australian cricket pink. Top Australian cricketers are doing their bit for the social causes by sporting pink cricket gears, which later sold for providing fund for the McGrath foundation.

The McGraths used Glenn's legendary status as a fast bowler to create awareness about breast cancer. In Australia, now most shops for cricket gear have a dedicated pink corner.

So whether it's the grips, cricketing gloves or a funky pink cap, with their role models wearing them, pink is selling big time.

The pink grips used by Andrew Symonds and Matthew Hayden, have been put on sale by the McGrath foundation.

It provides thousands of women hope and support in their fight against breast cancer. This is even funding crucial research.

"Since Matthew and Andrew have been using them, everyone wants to get one for themselves. The proceeds for this go to the Glenn Mcgrath Foundation for breast cancer research, " says Jason, from Greg Chapell Cricket Centre.

Jane McGrath's death has been mourned across Australia. Her fight became legendary thanks largely to the stature of her husband and the Australian cricket team. But her legacy will be entirely her own, a legacy that could inspire other breast cancer patients.



Topics : Cricket Greg Chappell
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