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A ‘red Lord’s’ to be on show in second Ashes Test

Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants for lung cancer research and support suffering people and their family.

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A 'red Lord's' to be on show in second Ashes Test
Andrew Strauss in awareness program for Ruth Strauss Foundation. Photo: News 18

The Home of Cricket Lord’s will turn red on August 15, the second day of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Lord’s Cricket Ground, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will be in a bid to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation for spreading awareness about lung cancer, by turning the ground red on Thursday.

The players of both the teams will wear red caps while their jersey numbers will also be written in the same color at that particular day. The second Ashes Test is schedule to start on Wednesday.

The spectators who will be on ground in that specific day have been requested to wear red in support of the charity which will be also open for donation.

The Ruth Strauss Foundation was established by former England skipper Andrew Strauss in memory of his wife, who passed away in 2018 after suffering from a rare breed of lung cancer.

After the foundation was set up in March, England and Middlesex players participated in the inauguration of fundraising in a charity fun run during the Vitality Westminster Mile earlier this year.

Now, in the date (15th of August) when Andrew Strauss scored the magnificent century over a decade ago, the foundation is going to have its first dedicated match day.

Andrew Strauss said,

“The idea for the Test started in my mind with launching the foundation. The one huge opportunity I have as an ex-cricketer is to use that platform to raise awareness for what we’re trying to do.

“You think about the incredible work that the McGrath Foundation has done in Sydney. Is it possible to replicate that in some way in this country?

The Ruth Strauss Foundation provides grants for research of lung cancer and give support to people and their family who are suffering from this disease.
Strauss stepped down from his role as England’s director of cricket in October 2018, in order to spend more time with his wife and two children.

 

 

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