Cricketers look to raise money for DEC Nepal Earthquake
The Cricket Scotland cricket team has launched a nationwide fundraising appeal for the DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal ahead of the ICC Pepsi World Cricket League Championship 50-over matches between the two countries this week, beginning tomorrow, Wednesday 29th, and on Friday 31 July, both at New Cambusdoon, the home of Ayr Cricket Club.
As part of the appeal thousands of cricketers across Scotland, at over 150 clubs from Kelso to Skye, Dumfries to Inverness will donate an extra £1 for their mid-match tea this weekend. As well as asking club members and spectators to put a pound in the teapot, clubs will also be selling raffle tickets until mid September to raise money for the appeal. In Ayr, at the international matches, buckets will be passed round to collect donations while, for those who can’t attend a match at their local club this weekend, contributions can be made online at: https://www.justgiving.com/Cricket-Scotland/
Scotland, who have just returned home from a winning campaign in the 2015 ICC World T20 Qualifying Trophy, and Nepal are competing in the ICC World Cricket League Championship in a bid to qualify for the next 50-over World Cup in 2019. The ICC World Cricket League Championship (ICC WCLC) is an elite 50-over competition played between leading Associate and Affiliate members. The ICC WCLC is the pathway for participating teams to play in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 (ICC CWCQ) and subsequently have a chance to qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The ICC WCL Championship will run from 2015-2017.
Pictures show locally based Nepalese family Dilliraj Bhandari with his wife, Sita, and sons Puskar (14) and Narahari (11) - who play cricket for Ayr CC youth teams - with Scotland Captain Preston Mommsen (centre left), Head Coach Grant Bradburn (centre right) and players and support staff leading off the Appeal in front of the Ayr CC clubhouse