Cricket World – Grassroots cricket clubs throughout Australia stand to benefit from the most significant collective investment from Australian professional cricketers in history.
- The players, the Australian Cricketers’ Association and Cricket Australia will work in partnership to deliver this vital program, that in year one will focus on providing funds to playing and training facilities that are open to all clubs across Australia and equipment grants to regional, and rural areas – in particular, those affected by drought.
- Melbourne Star’s player, Holly Ferling says Australian cricketers are united in delivering the Grassroots Cricket Fund to make cricket more accessible to all Australians.
- To apply or read the Grassroots Cricket Fund’s frequently asked questions, go Grassroots Cricket Fund launch Australian players and Fund ambassadors Josh Hazlewood and Holly Ferling will be joined by a number of other players including: Beth Mooney, Rachael Haynes, Sophie Molineux, Peter Siddle and Marcus Harris to launch the Fund and be available to speak to the media at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at 11am today.
- The players will be joined by representatives of Josh and Holly’s junior cricket clubs from Tamworth (NSW) and Kingaroy (QLD), junior cricketers from across Melbourne, the Australian Cricketers’ Association’s Clea Smith and Cricket Australia’s Belinda Clark at the announcement.
- Who: Josh Hazlewood, Holly Ferling, Clea Smith and Belinda Clark; plus a number of other Australian players When: 11am, Thursday 14 February Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground – entry through Gate Two