KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to observe childhood and breast cancer days during PSL 6 on February 27 and March 12.
According to the details provided by the PCB, Golden Ribbon Day will be observed on February 27 at National Stadium Karachi in a bid to create awareness of childhood cancer. the four teams featuring in double-header – Islamabad United, Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, and Peshawar Zalmi – will present signed shirts to two cancer patients.
On 12 March – when Multan Sultans play Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United play Lahore Qalandars – the Gaddafi Stadium will turn pink as the PCB, in partnership with Pink Ribbon Pakistan, will direct its efforts towards creating awareness regarding breast cancer.
On both days, messages will be displayed on screens inside the stadiums, while commentators will announce awareness messages during live commentary. The stumps and in-stadia hoardings will turn golden and pink on the respective days.
PCB Director – Commercial, Babar Hamid: “The HBL Pakistan Super League is one of the most followed leagues in the world so it is appropriate that we, once again, use its reach to play a part in creating awareness about childhood and breast cancer and play a role to encourage the society to improve the quality of life.
“The PCB has been undertaking such initiatives to reach out to the maximum people as cricket is the most followed sport in the country and looks forward to continue to do so in the future events.”