Cricket

'MoustAshes' battle gets hairy

2013-11-01 10:23
Matthew Wade (Getty)

Sydney - Australia's cricketers will be having their own battle of the 'moustAshes' when they take on England during the Ashes series starting this month.

Matthew Wade, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson and head coach Darren Lehmann will vie with each other for the hairiest upper lip as they raise funds for the Movember charity.

The cricketers are beginning their moustache-growing from November 1 to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

Lehmann said he had no hesitation in offering his support for Movember, one of Cricket Australia's two official charity partners.

"Movember has helped change the way we see men's health and with my grandfather battling prostate cancer, it's a cause I'll always be a huge supporter of," Lehmann said in a CA statement on Friday.

"It's great to have Wade, Warner, Starc and Johnson on board as well and I think things will get pretty competitive but hopefully I'll have the boys covered when it comes to the end of the month."

Last year the Australian cricket community raised more than Aus$112 000 ($106 000) for the cause, taking cricket's contribution to more than Aus$300,000 since 2008.

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