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Thatscricket - News - Cricketers to join AIDS fight at WC: Bacher

Published: Monday, June 25, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Johannesburg: The world's top cricketers will support the fight against AIDS at gala charity banquets during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, tournament chief Dr Ali Bacher said on Monday.Bacher said he had proposed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) that at least four gala charity banquets be staged in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria to raise money for charity. International teams playing in those areas would attend along with foreign and local dignitaries.Bacher said the ICC welcomed his request when he raised it with world cricket administrators in London last week. The banquets will be held during the initial stages of the tournament during February 2003 and money raised will be directed at worthy causes - with AIDS a major priority."The 2003 Cricket World Cup is the only global sporting event that will be held in South Africa this decade," said Dr Bacher on Monday. "It is a great opportunity therefore for the South African cricket team to be joined by their international counterparts in making a meaningful contribution to society."The World Cup goes way beyond cricket. It is a means to empower previously disadvantaged people in South Africa by way of creating job opportunities and transferring skills and knowledge. In keeping with this commitment, the cricketers will play a big role in supporting charity."Bacher said it was likely that a trust would be formed to administer proceeds from the charity banquets.AFP

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