The eighth edition of the Momentum PinkDay ODI game took off on the 27th of January at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg . The PinkDay match was the fourth ODI of the current series against Pakistan. This year , Cricket South Africa (CSA) together with sponsors, Momentum and the Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) to raise R5-million for various breast cancer awareness organisations over the past six years.
Last season the event managed to raise R1.7 million was raised for the chosen organisation, the Breast Care Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital in Johannesburg. All funds raised this year will again go towards supporting the Breast Care Clinic.
“The Pink ODI is an important event in our CSA Calendar,” says Cricket South Africa Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.
“Wearing pink in January for such a worthy cause has always been something we (CSA) and the Proteas take pride in and will do so for many years to come. We are looking forward to seeing many cricket-loving fans, players, officials and stakeholders don the pink colours in support of the many women and men who continue to fight and survive breast cancer.” Moroe adds
Unfortunately this was the first year South Africa lost what has now been called Pink Day’ with their players and many spectators dressed in pink in aid of breast cancer awareness.
“We at The Central Gauteng Lions always look forward to hosting such an annual signature event that not only focuses on sport but impacts on social change,” commented Greg Fredericks, CEO of Central Gauteng Lions. “Breast cancer affects all of us and we all have the responsibility to get involved.