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England’s 3rd Test vs West Indies will be the 2nd annual Ruth Strauss Foundation Test to increase funds in reminiscence of the previous captain Andrew Strauss’s late spouse.
- 3rd England-West Indies Test to be celebrated as the Ruth Strauss Foundation Test
- Last 12 months, Lord’s had turned crimson on day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Test between England and Australia
- Last 12 months I used to be humbled and honoured by the assist of the broader cricket household: Andrew Strauss
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday introduced that the 3rd England vs West Indies Test will be performed as The Ruth Strauss Foundation Test. The sport will go #RedforRuth on July 25 to assist households going through the dying of a mum or dad to most cancers, by means of the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.
Former England captain Andrew Strauss’s spouse Ruth had died in December 2018 aged 46 after a battle with a uncommon type of lung most cancers that solely impacts non-smokers, with the inspiration arrange final 12 months.
Last 12 months, Lord’s had turned crimson on day 2 of the 2nd Ashes Test between England and Australia in help of the Ruth Strauss Foundation.
Lord’s Cricket Ground, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) had supported the Ruth Strauss Foundation by turning the bottom crimson.
Players from either side offered Andrew and his two sons, Sam and Luca, with commemorative crimson caps earlier than the beginning of play.
“Last year I was humbled and honoured by the support of the wider cricket family,” mentioned Andrew Strauss.
“The day will look very different to last year but we are very grateful to the ECB and Lancashire Cricket Club for their assistance in making this happen during what has been a difficult period for everyone.”
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer added: “It’s our privilege to name the Third Test in honour of the Ruth Strauss Foundation and to support Red For Ruth Day for a second year running. It’s a cause many of us at the ECB feel very passionately about. I hope that once again we can show how cricket can come together to raise funds to help families going through the toughest of times.”