The 28-year-old New Zeland’s, Henry Nicholls will donate the half-sleeve shirt, signed by his teammates, to the regional chapter of United Nations’ children’s fund UNICEF, the Stuff website published.
New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls will donate the shirt he wore in the heart-stopping final of last year’s World Cup in England to assist raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19, media reports stated on Thursday.
“…everything that happened at the World Cup last year, that’s a pretty memorable experience,” Nicholls, New Zealand’s top scorer in that tied final which ended with England declared winners on boundary count, reported the website.
“I thought I could put that shirt up as a bit of an incentive for people to donate.”
Anyone who donates by Monday, irrespective of the amount, will enter a draw, and the owner will get the shirt.
“For me, I wanted to go away from the auction sort of thing, where the highest bidder wins it,” the top-order batsman said.
“I wanted to make it a bit more general, and anyone can donate five or 10 dollars and go into the draw to win it.
“It all adds up. A lot of families and everyone in New Zealand are feeling the pinch. It’s a small little thing, and hopefully, it can make a big difference.”
This month, England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler allocated 65,100 pounds ($81,518) for two hospitals in London by auctioning the shirt he wore in the same final at Lord’s.