England and Windies players to wear red caps in third Test
The Wisden trophy between England and Windies is well poised now with both teams having a win for them. The fate of the series will be decided in the third and final Test of the series. The third Test will commence on July 24th in Manchester.
In honor of former England cricketer Sir Andrew Strauss’s late wife Ruth, both teams players will wear red color caps along with logos and splashes of red also appearing on shirts during the third Test. Apart from players’ kits, stumps and boundary hoarding will also feature in red color.
After the death of his wife Ruth, the former England cricketer has established a charitable trust in 2018, for supporting people who are fighting with lung cancer. As an awareness program for his charity, the Test match has been named as The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test.
“It goes without saying it’s going to be different this year, the world is in a different place and it’s obviously not going to feel quite the same as it did last year but it will hopefully be just as impactful,” said Strauss as quoted by inews.co.uk. The COVID-19 pandemic situation has hindered some of the activities planned by the former cricketer regarding charity trust.
“I personally felt last year that the combination of the Red for Ruth day and some really good, quality cricket at the same time was a really fantastic combination,” he added.
“We’ve had three or four events either canceled or postponed, most of the events that you do require people to be together in a room and so that’s not possible now and probably won’t be for a while either.
We estimate it’s going to cost about GBP 200 to put someone through the Ruth Strauss Foundation training programme so the more of those GBP 200 we can raise, the more we can help people to give the support that other people will need.”