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Proteas do it for charity

2014-07-23 09:32
Hashim Amla (Sri Lanka Cricket)
Cape Town - Members of the Proteas squad took time out to contribute to a worthy cause by hosting a coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers in Colombo on Tuesday. 

The clinic is part of the "Seeing is Believing" campaign, which aims to raise funds for Sri Lanka's visually impaired cricket team heading to the Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa in November.
" Mandela Day took place while the first Test match was on in Galle so we sort of see this coaching clinic as our way of giving our 67 minutes for Mandela," Kyle Abbott said.

"The "See is Believing' campaign is doing wonders for the visually impaired cricketers in this country and we are humbled to have played a part in raising funds for the initiative."
The Proteas and Sri Lankan cricketers have been involved in various fund-raising activities this week, and have managed to raise nearly one million rupees for the charity so far.
"We take so much for granted on a day-to-day basis; these players are enjoying themselves in a sport that we enjoy as much, but with disadvantages," Abbott said. " It was incredibly touching to see the players and youngsters enjoying their cricket so much. We hope our contribution can help their cause and hopefully give them a good chance of excelling in a sport they love. "

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