Thatscricket - News - Quake relief match: Waugh gives consent
Published: Monday, January 29, 2001, 21:30 [IST]
India Abroad News Service
Sydney: Australian cricket team may play in an exhibition cricket match to raise money for the survivors of the worst earthquake to hit India.Steve Waugh, the captain of the national Australian cricket team, is believed to have given his tentative consent for this game that may be organised either in Australia or India, by expatriate Indians in Sydney and other parts of Australia who swung into action to collect donations for the victims of the earthquake, which hit Gujarat on Friday killing more than 20,000 people.More than 2,000 strong expatriate Gujarati community in Sydney has also joined in the efforts to provide relief to the survivors of the earthquake. "We have issued appeals to the Australian community through television and print media to donate the maximum money into the Gujarat Earthquake Relief Fund." Our first priority is to collect maximum money at the earliest as it can be converted to suit the needs of the earthquake survivors," Hari Gohil, president of the Gujarati Samaj of Australia, told IANS.