Melbourne, Jan 12 (PTI) Cricket Australia has decided todonate USD 100,000 for Queensland flood relief and alsoappealed to cricket fans to get behind the cause.
The Queensland flash floods have left 12 people dead and51 missing so far.
Cricket Australia chairman Jack Clarke said thedestructive natural disaster had affected the lives of manyAustralians areas and it was appropriate for the game ofcricket to do its bit to help out.
"There is nothing good in this crisis but it has beenreassuring to see how strongly the wider community hasresponded by offering its support to their fellowAustralians," he said.
"It has been heartening to hear of cricket clubs puttingon sausage sizzles to raise money, fans wanting to makedonations, Australian and English male and female cricketersoffering to help and cricket''s commercial partners calling toask what they can do to help."
Cricket Australia, the Commonwealth Bank and Channel 9originally planned to use the 30 January Brisbane CommonwealthBank Australia ODI as a fund raiser, recreating the processesused for the cricket bushfire appeal two summers ago.
The worsening crisis has prompted a decision to broadenthe cricket appeal to also include activity such as at matchdonation collections at the two KFC International Twenty20sstarting in Adelaide tonight and each of the Commonwealth BankODIs leading up to the Brisbane match.