Jos Buttler to auction CWC final jersey to raise funds
England batsman Jos Buttler announced that he will be putting the jersey he wore in the final of World Cup 2019 on auction. His motive is to raise funds for a couple of London-based hospitals in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. England beat New Zealand through Super Over (boundary count) in an exhilarating final on July 14 at Lord's. Here is more.
Buttler took to Twitter for the announcement
"I'm going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life-saving equipment to help those affected during the COVID-19 outbreak," Buttler's caption on Twitter read.
MCC provides parking space for medical staff
Amid the ongoing outbreak, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) also decided to provide the medical staff with parking space available at the Lord's Cricket Ground. The statement stated that it will also provide storage areas for the Wellington Hospital. "MCC has provided 75 parking space at Lord's for staff in Wellington Hospital, University College Hospital, and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth."
Root asks people to show unity
England Test captain Joe Root, in an open letter, urged the people to unite in order to fight against the deadly COVID-19. He also asserted that unity is not always showing presence physically. "Social distancing may mean that we can't come together in a physical sense, but our strength lies in our communities coming together to help one another," he said.
Coronavirus has claimed over 1,700 lives in UK
UK have reported over 1,700 deaths so far with nearly 25,200 cases of coronavirus. Britain's Prince Charles was recently tested positive after displaying mild symptoms. A number of nations including India have been thrust into complete lockdown. The Australian government had earlier sealed the international borders with Prime Minister Scott Morrison imposing an "indefinite" travel restriction. Meanwhile, the global death toll has crossed 40,000.
Buttler posted a clip from the final with the announcement
I’m going to be auctioning my World Cup Final shirt to raise funds for the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals charity. Last week they launched an emergency appeal to provide life saving equipment to help those affected during the Covid-19 outbreak. Link to auction in my bio. pic.twitter.com/ODN9JY4pk1— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) March 31, 2020