Australia’s Cricketers Donate Tour Prize Money To Sri Lankan Children. Cricket Australia announced a US$30,000 donation as a show of support after the men’s squad witnessed long fuel lines and political demonstrations.
Officials said on Thursday that Australia’s cricket stars donated prize money from their recent Sri Lanka tour to help the crisis-torn country’s children. Cricket Australia announced a US$30,000 donation as a show of support. After the men’s squad faced long fuel lines and political demonstrations during their mid-year tour. Moreover, Inflationary pressures and widespread fuel shortages have made life difficult for millions of Sri Lankans. The United Nations declared a humanitarian crisis, and widespread protests also forced the country’s president and prime minister to resign.
Australia’s Cricketers Donate Tour Prize Money To Sri Lankan Children
In addition, The visiting Australians saw the crisis first-hand.
“It was very clear to us how much day-to-day life for Sri Lankans is being impacted.” Captain Pat Cummins said.
The funds will be donate to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).