See Test Match on Day Five by donating just a gold coin

Cricket Australia will make entry to Day Five of every Domain Test Match this summer just a gold coin donation.

Each Test in the Domain Test Series will be affiliated with an official Cricket Australia charity partner or a relevant cause.

Executive General Manager of Fan Engagement, Anthony Everard said:

“Cricket Australia has led the way in previous years by initiating this idea, so we’re extremely proud to see this evolve into a permanent offering for fans.

“It is a fantastic opportunity to give these charities major exposure and raise funds for their causes.”

Gold coin admission on Day Five has been offered previously in Australia, although this was determined on a case by case basis, dependent on the state of play at the conclusion of the fourth day of the match.

All tests in the 2017/18 Ashes Series went to Day Five, with entry to four of those matches reduced to a gold coin donation because under 100 runs or four wickets were required for victory. As a result, over $60,000 was raised from gold coin donations for the affiliated charity partners.

The day five initiative aligns with Cricket Australia’s Cricket Care’s program which uses cricket as an agent of change in the community through official charity partners, disaster relief efforts and broader community work.

The official charity partner for the Adelaide Test is the Sporting Chance Fund, a joint initiative between Lord’s Taverners Australia and Cricket Australia.

Through Cricket Australia’s ”˜A Sport for All’ agenda, cricket is committed to assisting clubs at all levels with ways to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all skills and ability.

Mr Everard said the Sporting Chance Fund is a fantastic beneficiary for the first test.

“Funds raised through the Sporting Chance Fund puts more bats and balls in the hands of Australian young people with a disability.

“This helps us provide significant representative pathways for cricketers with a disability, including the National Cricket Inclusion Championships.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle test their cricket skills today against some of the state’s best cricketers from Blind Cricket SA.”

Charity partners for  Domain Test Series v India
Adelaide Test ”“ Sporting Chance Fund
Perth Test ”“ Telethon
Melbourne Test ”“ Alannah & Madeline Foundation
Sydney Test ”“ McGrath Foundation

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