Pink will be the color at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday as hosts, South Africa will face India on the fourth international day. Celebrated for the first time in 2011, Saturday will be the sixth time that the Proteas play a pink ODI. Interestingly, they never lost a match in pink. But what most fans will wonder is why men in green wear the pink sweater. The reason behind this is to raise awareness about breast cancer. This year’s Pink ODI involves a massive push to raise money for the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital Johannesburg and help in the treatment of cancer patients. According to local media reports, the goal is to raise more than Rand 1 million and for that, not only the players but also the fans have been encouraged to wear pink on the floor.
The one-day South African squad has consistently supported the ‘PinkDrive’ campaign and the main cause of Pink ODI is to bring together South African cricket fans and the nation in general to raise awareness and raise funds for breast cancer. “The annual Pink Day ODI event presented at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is a great occasion for us, with the risk of breast cancer and its great impact on a family, we are proud of our support in raising awareness and mobilizing cricket fans. through the PinkDrive campaign, “CSA executive director Haroon Lorgat said on the official website of the board. “PinkDrive is one of our main social programs and demonstrates how sport can play a larger role in society,” he added. #PitchUpInPink is being used in social networks. Fans will remember that a similar initiative was taken at the Pink Test in Sydney.
Here's what the #SBProteas will be wearing today. Take your selfie in pink here https://t.co/T2Vhwt5ryb on your mobile and show us that you support breast cancer awareness. #PitchUpInPink pic.twitter.com/1QfOtef2Qa
— Standard Bank SA (@StandardBankZA) February 10, 2018
For each boundry sponsor, Bidvest will donate R1000
For every capture taken the team sponsors, will donate R10,000
For every six impacts in the Momentum Family Area, the sponsors will also deliver R10,000
Meanwhile, South Africa has its back to the wall, as they are 0-3 down in the six-match series. Another victory for India will seal a historic series victory. However, with the return of AB De Villiers, the Proteas will seek to change their fortunes