Cricket Association hosting charity match to help Kerala flooding victims

By CHAT News Today
August 24, 2018 - 6:09pm Updated: August 24, 2018 - 7:15pm

 

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Members of the Medicine Hat Cricket Association are hoping to help people affected by deadly flooding in India.

The association will be hosting a charity cricket match on Sunday evening between the Keral Cobras and Sher-a-Punjab, raising funds to assist people impacted by the Kerala floods.

The floods are the worst in the area in nearly a century, and have killed nearly 400 people and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

Interest in cricket has steadily grown in Medicine Hat in recent years, and Rajesh John with the association estimates approximately 90 per cent of members call India home.

“Most of them are my friends and family who have been affected most,” said Rajesh John with the Medicine Hat Cricket Association. “When we have that problem in India, in Kerala, the cricket association is hugely impacted. It’s a family, so all the members are affected, or their families are affected. It’s been a huge deal for the Cricket Association to help wherever we can.”

The match begins at 6 p.m. in the Cricket pitch in Southland Park. All are welcome to attend, and the association is accepting donations at the match.

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