The Sydney Cricket Ground guised up in Pink to pay tribute to the Jane McGrath Day on Saturday. Day 3 of the third Test between Australia and India saw unfurling of iconic silk before the start of play at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
Earlier celebrated as Ladies’ Day, it was renamed to McGrath Day where each year, Day 3 of the Pink Test at SCG is marked in Australian cricket calendar marks the same. The very idea to turn the entire stadium to Pink is to raise money for the McGrath Foundation.
Alison Szwajcer, Jane’s breast care nurse, is currently present at the ground for the ongoing third Test between India and Australia.
Besides paying tribute, Indian and Australian players marked the occasion by placing their signed Pink caps into a bowl which will then be auctioned by the McGrath Foundation to raise money for Breast Cancer awareness and for the McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia.
The ‘God of Cricket,’ Sachin Tendulkar lent his support for the noble cause.
The McGrath Foundation was created in 2005 after Jane, wife of former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath, was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the mission of the foundation was based on her experiences with her nurses at that time.