Zaidee's Rainbow Round to launch with Melbourne derbies

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The Zaidee's Rainbow Round launches on Saturday when the Melbourne Renegades host the Melbourne Stars in the BBL and WBBL Melbourne derbies at Etihad Stadium.

Across the country, from January 7 to January 15, BBL and WBBL players will promote organ and tissue donation awareness when they take to the field using Zaidee's Rainbow Cricket Bat Grips and Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces.

The initiative is part of the charity partnership between the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) and Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation, which is in its fourth year.

Buy your Rainbow grip and laces here.

The Australian players will don rainbow grips and rainbow shoelaces in the Victoria Bitter ODI against Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday 15 January.

Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation founder Allan Turner is excited to do it all again in 2017.

"The last four seasons have been a great success, so we can't wait to see all those Zaidee's Rainbow Cricket Bat Grips and Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces amongst the action over the next week," he said.

"One in five Australians on the transplant waiting list die before they get a chance to receive a transplant, so we're aiming to make organ and tissue donation awareness more prevalent in our community with this partnership."

ACA CEO Alistair Nicholson has put his support behind the campaign.

"We're proud to have Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation on-board as our official charity partner for another season," he said.

"Allan and his team are doing a great job, so we encourage everyone to get out there and buy those rainbow grips and laces this summer."

Schedule of Zaidee’s Rainbow matches

BBL

Renegades v Stars – Etihad Stadium (Saturday January 7)
Hurricanes v Thunder – Bellerive Oval (Sunday 8 January)
Sixers v Renegades – SCG (Monday 9 January)
Stars v Strikers – MCG (Tuesday 10 January)
Heat v Scorchers – Gabba (Wednesday 11 January)
Renegades v Hurricanes – Etihad Stadium (Thursday 12 January)
Thunder v Sixers – SCG (Saturday 14 January)
Scorchers v Stars – WACA (Saturday 14 January)

WBBL

Renegades v Stars – Etihad Stadium (Saturday January 7)
Hurricanes v Heat – Bellerive Oval (Sunday 8 January)
Sixers v Scorchers – Hurstville Oval (Sunday 8 January)
Sixers v Scorchers – SCG (Monday 9 January)
Hurricanes v Heat – Bellerive Oval (Monday 9 January)
Stars v Strikers – MCG (Sunday 10 January)
Sixers v Hurricanes – North Sydney Oval (Friday 13 January)
Stars v Strikers – Lilac Hill Park (Friday 13 January)
Heat v Renegades – Allan Border Field (Saturday 14 January)
Sixers v Thunder – SCG (Saturday 14 January)
Scorchers v Strikers – WACA (Saturday 14 January)
Scorchers v Stars – Lilac Hill Park (Sunday 15 January)
Heat v Renegades – Allan Border Filed (Sunday 15 January)

International

Australia v Pakistan – MCG (Sunday 15 January)

Click here for more information about Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation.