August 10, 2022

The Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday might be turning ‘Blue for Bob’ to boost funds and help the Bob Willis Fund in its combat in opposition to prostate most cancers on day two of the rescheduled fifth Check between England and India.

The initiative would be the second time because it first occurred in 2021 throughout an ODI between England and Pakistan, in reminiscence of former England quick bowler Bob Willis, who died in December 2019 as a consequence of prostate most cancers on the age of 70, three years after he was identified with the illness.

The Bob Willis Fund was then co-founded by his spouse Lauren Clark and brother David in Bob’s identify to assist fund research into prostrate most cancers, elevate consciousness concerning the sickness and discover earlier and higher diagnoses. Spectators attending the day’s play on Saturday have been inspired to put on blue to help the trigger. The fund has raised greater than 500,000 kilos because it was launched in 2021.

“Right now we’re turning Edgbaston #BlueForBob supporting the @BobWillisFund. For those who’re attending, please put on blue and present your help,” tweeted Edgbaston from their official Twitter account.

Edgbaston was Willis’ dwelling floor throughout his time with county facet Warwickshire between 1972 and 1984, together with successful the County Championship in his very first season with the membership.

Willis took 325 wickets in 90 Exams for England, at a mean of 25.20, together with his most memorable spell coming within the Ashes Check at Headingley in July 1981 when he bagged 8/43 to win the sport for England.

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