Third ENG-WI Test to be celebrated as Ruth Strauss Foundation Test
With the Test series between England and West Indies, the game of cricket will resume after a long break due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Test series between England and West Indies is all set to begin on July 8 and the England Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that the third Test will be played as The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test. The second day of the Test will go #RedForRuth to support families facing the death of a parent to cancer.
The Ruth Strauss Foundation was founded by the former England captain Andrew Strauss, who set up the foundation in memory of his wife who succumbed to incurable lung cancer in early 2018.
The same foundation raised over GBP 50,000. Players from both sides presented Andrew and his two sons, Sam and Luca, with commemorative red caps last year at The Lords. A total of 28,500 spectators supported the charity.
“Last year I was humbled and honoured by the support of the wider cricket family. We sincerely hope that the incredible display of generosity and community spirit will continue as we look to turn cricket Red for Ruth for a second year to support the Ruth Strauss Foundation.”
Meanwhile, England Test captain Joe Root urged all the fans to wear red in the comfort of their homes and support the charity as the match will be played behind closed doors.
“Andrew is a true legend of our sport and it is almost impossible to imagine what he and his family went through. Cricket plays a massive part in so many lives and together we can help other families facing these same devastating circumstances. I ask all of our fans across England and Wales to turn red on the day and support this incredible charity,” the England captain said.