Charity race with a difference!

Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Adelaide:A charity foot race between the two slowest members of the Australian and New Zealand cricket teams for this week's Adelaide Test here has been arranged with full-length body suits.

Kiwi opening batsman Mark Richardson has challenged senior Aussie batsman Darren Lehmann to a 100-metre race on Adelaide Oval after the second Test, which gets under way here on Friday.

A figure-hugging, full-length body suit is being couriered from New Zealand, replete in bright yellow and green colours for Lehmann, known as 'Boof' to don, while Richardson sports a skin-tight 1980s beige and brown NZ one-day outfit, complete with Cathy Freeman-style hood.

Boof v Rig was given the green light last Wednesday when Lehmann said he would, fitness permitting, answer Richardson's challenge.

Dour left-hander and noted prankster Richardson, nicknamed Rig (as in rigor mortis), throws down the gauntlet to the slowest member of the opposition after every New Zealand Test series.

Richardson beat Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria a year ago and he has since taken on South Africa's Neil McKenzie and England's Ashley Giles with mixed success.

Prizemoney from the race will be donated to charity.

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