Australian Cricketers support Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation

09 Jan 2019

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Image: Mark Avellino 

The Australian Cricketers’ Association and Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation have again joined forces to launch this year’s Zaidee’s Rainbow Round.

From 11-18 January 2019, players from the BBL, WBBL and Australian ODI team, will don rainbow coloured bat-grips, laces and wristbands, to help raise awareness for organ and tissue donations.

 

Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation was set up in memory of Zaidee Turner, who died suddenly at age seven from a burst blood vessel in her brain. Zaidee had been registered as an organ donor and her tissues and organs have helped save or improve the lives of many people.

One in five Australians on the transplant waiting list die before they get a chance to receive a transplant.

Managing Director of Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation, Allan Turner said: 

"Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation is incredibly proud of the great support from the ACA and the players, helping raise awareness for organ and tissue donations.

"This will help drive awareness and education nationally via the game of cricket."

ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson added;

"For another year, we are delighted to partner with Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation."

"We get an excellent response from players during Zaidee's Rainbow Round. It's a testament of the players to see so many rainbow coloured grips, laces and wristbands throughout this period."

Head to zaidee.org for more information and to buy your rainbow coloured grips, laces and wristbands.

Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation has been the official charity partner of the ACA since 2013.

Zaidee's Rainbow Round Fixtures 

DATE COMPETITION HOME TEAM AWAY TEAM VENUE
Friday 11 Jan BBL Adelaide Strikers   Melbourne Stars Adelaide Oval
Saturday 12 Jan ODI Australia  India SCG
Saturday 12 Jan WBBL Adelaide Strikers Perth Scorchers Traegar Park, Alice Springs
Saturday 12 Jan WBBL Melbourne Renegades Hobart Hurricanes CitiPower Stadium, St Kilda
Saturday 12 Jan WBBL Brisbane Heat Sydney Thunder Cazaly's Stadium, Cairns
Sunday 13 Jan BBL Perth Scorchers Sydney Sixers Optus Stadium
Sunday 13 Jan BBL Melbourne Renegades Brisbane Heat GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Sunday 13 Jan BBL Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers Spotless Stadium
Sunday 13 Jan WBBL Perth Scorchers Adelaide Strikers Traegar Park, Alice Springs
Sunday 13 Jan WBBL Melbourne Renegades Sydney Sixers GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Monday 14 Jan WBBL Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers MCG
Monday 14 Jan BBL Melbourne Stars Hobart Hurricanes MCG
Tuesday 15 Jan ODI Australia India Adelaide Oval
Wednesday 16 Jan BBL Sydney Sixers Melbourne Renegades SCG
Thursday 17 Jan BBL Brisbane Heat Sydney Thunder Gabba
Friday 18 Jan BBL Perth Scorchers Hobart Hurricanes Optus Stadium
Friday 18 Jan ODI Australia India MCG