Sunday 22 September, 2019

TT Red Force to donate match fees to flood victims

Photo credit: Power 102

Photo credit: Power 102

The members of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force cricket team are donating their match fees from one of the Super 50 games to the nation's flood victims. 

The announcement was made via their Instagram last Wednesday. Match fees come up to US$700 per player. 

"It was only right that as individuals we come together to help those who were affected," allrounder Kieron Pollard told Loop. 

"One member of the team came up with the idea and posted it to the group chat; we all thought it was a good idea, we had a meeting and everyone was willing to donate the last match fee against West Indies B to help with the cause. We travel to Barbados on Monday, but as soon as we get back we have a few guys in charge of collections and distribute to various areas."

 

 

"We all know what it's like to not have, and we'll go all out to help those in need," said batsman Rayad Emrit. "We have built our success on the support of our fans, and in these desperate times, as a team, we have to come together and give back." 

Pollard also confirmed that a benefit cricket match is in the works with Trinbagonian players. Details have not been finalised, however, he did say it's something they are working on.

"You know, when these things happen, you want to put a helping hand especially having some kind of authority."

 

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