As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world, England’s Physical Disability (PD) cricket squad has aimed to complete a marathon a day in a bid to assist increase funds for the Lord’s Taverners. During the initiative named 2.6 Challenge, the squad will look to finish 26 miles of operating day-after-day for not less than ten days. England’s PD squad member, Callum Flynn, stated that aside from funds, in addition they hope to boost the profile of incapacity cricket on the identical time.
“Like all athletes, we wish we could be outside playing right now. So while we wait to return the pitch, we all wanted to put our energy into something positive. We decided to raise funds for the fantastic work of the Lord’s Taverners and hopefully raise the profile of disability cricket at the same time,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Flynn as saying.
“We are looking to run at least 260 miles collectively over the next 10 days. We know from our own experiences what cricket can do for people with a disability — how it can improve your confidence, your health and ultimately your life. It would be amazing if we could raise some money to support the Lord’s Taverners and their life-changing work,” he stated.
Hailing the squad, ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison stated that they’re “exceptional cricketers and individuals” and they’re “incredibly proud” of what they’re doing.
“Our disability squads consistently amaze us with what they achieve both on and off the field. These guys are exceptional cricketers and individuals. We are incredibly proud of what they are doing to support the Lord’s Taverners. I hope their considerable efforts will raise a significant sum of money for the charity,” Harrison stated.