The women team of South Africa temporarily changed their green jerseys to black to help raise the initiative against gender-based violence (GBV).
Cricket South Africa officially relaunched ‘black day’ as their women’s team wore black jerseys in support of the fight against gender-based violence (GBV). They did this during their second ODI match which they won against Pakistan last January 23 at Kingsmead in Durban. This was first done by the team in February 2020 during the Australia women’s tour.
The ‘Black Day’ is an initiative started by CSA to help fight GBV which may be considered as an epidemic in the country. As per the World Health Organization, the murder of women and girls because of their gender accounts to about 12.1 out of every 100,000 every year.
Acting team captain Sune Luus said, ‘This is such a big day for us, to help educate the people of South Africa and whoever is watching all over the world. That we as the Proteas and CSA stand against this is an important message. We're trying to help wherever we can and make a difference. If you bring women together and you give them one goal, greatness will happen. That's the vision for Black Day’.
Similarly, senior batter and former captain Mignon du Preez also said, ‘We have an opportunity to speak up against GBV and we want to really break the silence about violence and abuse. We know it's family, friends, mothers, daughters (who go) through this. We really want to encourage men out there to also stand up, have a voice and be gutsy to speak up about it as a very sensitive topic. We need to take the lead and be role models and set good standards for our kids and encourage them to continue to live a life of respecting women’.
Currently, the South African team is still hosting their match series against Pakistan which comprises three ODIs and three T20Is. So far, the odds for their last ODI match is -333.33 for South Africa and +228 for Pakistan. To know the odds of other upcoming matches, visit Betwala.
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