West Indies cricketers are stepping up to help support Caribbean hurricane victims. (Caribbean Cricket Facebook image)
By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 29, 2017: West Indies cricket may be in a slump but several Caribbean cricket stars are stepping up to help raise funds for the tens of thousands of victims of both Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Among those pitching in is Windies star, Chris Gayle, who is scheduled to be part of a charity T20 match tentatively set for October 7th at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
The match is being organized by The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board, (TTCB), and will see a Red Force XI and a Regional XI clashing. All proceeds will go towards the victims of Hurricane Irma and Maria.
The announcement comes as Cricket West Indies players wore black armbands during Sunday’s third ODI in tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent hurricanes which swept through the Caribbean.
The Windies will also participate in a fund-raising drive in the ongoing series to raise money 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 remaining match in the series.
The initiative will conclude final match set for the Ageas Bowl in Southampton today, Friday, September 29th.