Zimbabwe Cricket have announced all proceeds from their third ODI against United Arab Emirates (UAE) will go towards Cyclone Idai relief efforts.
Several Zimbabwe players have since said they will buy tickets to give to supporters to support the scheme. Sikandar Raza kicked things off, saying he would buy 50 tickets per game in the series, which would be given out for free to fans. Fellow Zimbabwean internationals Brendon Taylor, PJ Moor, and Kyle Jarvis then said they would match Raza’s donation.
I will be buying 50 tickets per game vs @EmiratesCricket and they will be available at Gate4 with Kuda Gaffa and will be given out on 1st Come 1st Serve Basis!— Sikandar Raza (@SRazaB24) April 4, 2019
A small token of appreciation towards our fans and a small gesture towards #CycloneIdai effected.#ZimVsUAE pic.twitter.com/5zQ9F0lybM
Cyclone Idai, which struck Zimbabwe and several other African countries in March, was one of the deadliest tropical cyclones to affect the Southern Hemisphere, leaving over 1,000 dead. Estimates suggest it caused over US$1 billion worth of damage. You can donate to the relief effort here.
The ODI series between Zimbabwe and UAE kicks off on 10 April.