10 Feb 2009

Black Caps to contribute to bushfire appeal

5:52 am on 10 February 2009

The New Zealand cricket team will make a contribution towards the appeal for victims of the bushfires in Victoria, Australia.

The BLACKCAPS team and management have extended their sympathy to those affected by the fires, and expressed their wish to contribute to the appeal through a financial donation.

In addition, the players will each donate a signed series shirt to be auctioned, with the proceeds going to the bushfire appeal.

The BLACKCAPS, who meet Australia in the fourth match of the Chappell-Hadlee One Day International series in Adelaide today, will join with the Australian team in observing a minute's silence prior to the match, and will wear black armbands in acknowledgement of the tragedy.

A collection will take place during the match.