Chevrons dedicate Saturday’s game to cancer patients

By Memory Chamisa

The Zimbabwe national cricket team, the Chevrons have dedicated Saturday’s One Day International match against India to kids suffering from cancer.

Away from wickets and runs, this Friday the Zimbabwe national cricket team, the Chevrons took time from their busy schedule to visit the Pediatric Ward at Parirenyatwa hospital in Harare.

The Chevrons duo of team captain Regis Chakabva and batsman Sikander Raza presented some goodies to the kids.

One of the parents and Pediatric Oncologist Dr Vongai Dondo expressed gratitude for the kind gesture.

“We are grateful to the Chevrons for their kindheartedness and taking time to come and visit our children. Having sports personalities coming in like this shows there are some people who still care and bring hope to children who also dream of getting better and also playing sport like them,” she said.

“We’re humbled by the gesture shown by the Chevrons, who took time from their training session with a crucial game tomorrow but decided to come in and put smiles on our patients. These kids will always remember this day, it means a lot to them for it is not every day that they get to receive gifts of this nature. Thank you, the Chevrons for putting smiles on their faces and bringing hope for recovery.”

Chakabva urged fans to come wearing orange tomorrow in support of the kids diagnosed with cancer.

“As part of efforts in raising awareness to cancer and supporting kids suffering from this deadly disease, we have brought some goodies to cheer our little fighters up. They deserve all the support and cheering they can get and we call upon all our cricket fans to come and support the cause tomorrow in orange and also we dedicating tomorrow’s game to our little heroes. As our hearts and prayers go to them in recovering.” Said the Chevrons captain.

The Chevrons take on India in the second of the three One Day International matches at Harare Sports having lost the first on Thursday.