PSL players to wear pink caps to observe breast cancer awareness day
As part of its initiative to create awareness about breast cancer, the players featuring in the double-header of the HBL Pakistan Super League on Saturday, 7 March, will wear pink caps.
Teams playing for the first time during the Islamabad United-Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars-Quetta Gladiators contests in Rawalpindi and Lahore, respectively, will be joined by young girls wearing pink caps to their field positions.
Similarly, it will turn the Gaddafi Stadium and the Pindi Cricket Stadium blue. The stumps will be painted in pink colour, and notices of the disease will be shown on the screens inside the stadium.
The teams as well as the match officials and commentators must wear pink ribbons.
Pakistan has the highest burden of breast cancer amongst all Asian countries, and this is the second instance in six months that the PCB has joined hands with Pink Ribbon Pakistan to celebrate breast cancer awareness day.
Previously, Pakistan’s cricket home, the Gaddafi Stadium, had been made pink for the third T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first time in history on October 9.
PCB Chief Operating Office Salman Naseer said: “Pakistan is one of the worst affected nations when it comes to breast cancer and, the PCB, being a responsible organisation has a duty to educate the populace about it.
“Using the platform of HBL PSL, which is now counted amongst the top T20 leagues in the world, is a perfect way to create awareness about the disease. I request all cricket fans, who have made this league a success, to come to stadiums wearing pink and play a part in the awareness campaign.”
Earlier in the ongoing HBL PSL 2020, which saw huge results across all four sites in Pakistan, the PCB marked the Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on 22 February as part of its corporate-social responsibility.