West Indies Cricket Players Sporting Black Arm Bands
Players of the West Indies cricket team, “The Windies” wore black armbands during last Sunday’s third One Day International (ODI) being played in England in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent hurricanes which swept through the Caribbean.
Fund raising drive
The Windies will also participate in a fund-raising drive in the ongoing series to raise funds to aid with the relief efforts in the region.
As part of this arrangement, there will be collection points manned by the Red Cross at the two venues for remaining matches in the series.
The initiative began with Sunday’s match played at the County Ground and will continue during the fourth match at the Oval in London on Wednesday. The final match is slated for the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday.
“We have all heard of the devastation and we’ve seen image and videos of what happened back home during the passage of the recent hurricanes,” said WI captain Jason Holder.
“Want to do all we can”
“We want to do all we can to help with the relief efforts. Whatever we can do to help we are ready to during this very difficult time.”
Earlier this month, the tiny island of Barbuda was left uninhabitable during the passage of Hurricane Irma. And Last week, Dominica was battered by Hurricane Maria resulting in catastrophic damage and just under 30 deaths.
About The Windies
The West Indies cricket team is comprised of a sporting confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries.
Keep up with The Windies, visit their website: http://cricketwestindies.org/