New Zealand hitter Henry Nicholls to donate final World Cup jersey

WELLINGTON: New Zealand hitter Henry Nicholls He decided to donate the shirt he wore in the World Cup final last year to help families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicholls will donate the shirt to Unicef ​​New Zealand.

New Zealand Cricket Player @ HenryNicholls27 Cricket bat and ballhas offered up one of his prized 2019 Cricket World Cup jerseys, signed by the whole team! One lucky donor who has supported our #FoodForKiwiFamilies appeal will receive it. You've got to be in it, to win it so donate now!" Unicef tweeted.

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All members sign the black short-sleeved jersey, which Nicholls wore during the summit clash at Lord's, where England defeated New Zealand in the nerves final on the limit counting rule after the super ended in a tie. of the squad.

Since the blockade began, demand for food packages has more than tripled across New Zealand, Nicholls told

That was something that really sparked my interest and, from my point of view, everything that happened at the World Cup last year, is quite a memorable experience. I thought I could put that shirt on as an incentive for people to donate.

UNICEF New Zealand is focusing humanitarian efforts on Kiwi children and families and has partnered with the Salvation Army and Countdown to provide urgent food and hygiene supplies across the country.

For me, I wanted to get away from the auction type, where the highest bidder wins. He wanted to make it a little more inclusive and anyone can donate $ 5 or $ 10 and enter the draw to win it, said Nicholls, who scored the best score for New Zealand in the final, reached 55.

It all comes down to it. Many families and everyone in New Zealand is really feeling the pinch. It's a little thing and I hope it can make a big difference.

Cricket ers have been doing their bit to help the needy in the ongoing crisis. India skipper Virat Kohli and former South African batsman AB De Villiers put their kits from the 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Gujarat Lions on auction to aid the battle against coronavirus.

While England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler raised Β£ 65,000 by auctioning off his final World Cup jersey.