Cricketers Do Care As Australia Hold Clinic For Flood Victims In Sri Lanka

Updated: 05 September 2016 15:02 IST

Australia fast-bowler John Hastings and some of his teammates held a clinic in Kandy with children from Aranayake, Sri Lanka affected by the horrific flooding and landslides earlier this year

Cricketers Do Care As Australia Hold Clinic For Flood Victims In Sri Lanka

Cricketers might face the wrath of the public for sometimes maybe not giving back to society when more could have been done, and their lavish lifestyle but Australian stars are ought to buck that trend.

Australia fast-bowler John Hastings and some of his teammates held a clinic in Kandy with children from Aranayake affected by the horrific flooding and landslides earlier this year.

Aussie stars like Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey and Nathan Lyon were seen enthusiastically playing cricket with the children.

On the eve of the final ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday, Australian cricketers participated in a 'Cricket Cares' -- Cricket Australia's community action programme -- clinic for 40 children and 20 parents impacted by the floods and landslides in May this year that left as many as 200 people reported dead or missing.

The torrential rains, floods, and landslides affected over 425,000 Sri Lankans and displaced 320,000 people from their homes.

The children and their families in attendance were from Aranayake - the site of the worst landslide. All presently reside in camps as their homes were destroyed or are located in landslide prone areas.

Highlights
  • Australia cricketers hold clinic for Sri Lankan kids affected by flooding
  • Clinic was part of Cricket Australia's initiative called 'Cricket Cares'
  • The clinic was held for 40 children and 20 parents
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