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Cricket fans can now be part an exciting intersection between history and the future at the home of Cricket NSW, Cricket Central.
The Cricket NSW Foundation has launched a Purchase a Picket campaign, giving fans, cricket clubs or businesses the opportunity to make a donation towards a plaque that will be applied to the picket fence that surrounds the main oval at Cricket Central.
In a salute to history, all former and current NSW Blues, Breakers, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers players will have a picket dedicated in their honour and people can donate for the plaque that will sit alongside their favourite player or even for their own picket.
One former Sydney Sixers, NSW and Australian great, Brett Lee, is right behind the initiative.
“We’re giving cricket fans, clubs and businesses the opportunity to donate to Cricket New South Wales’ Foundation, which will give them a plaque put on one of these cricket pickets here at Cricket Central to show their contribution towards the game,” Lee said.
“So, you could have your name alongside the greatest cricketers ever to play the game right here on the pickets at Cricket Central.
“I think legacy is so important, especially here at Cricket New South Wales because I think about growing up and having the opportunity to leave a mark on the game.
“(But) I think about these pickets and all those amazing past players and also present players and the young boys and girls who are to come down to Cricket Central to see all these names and one day, hopefully, they might be on a picket.”
There is also a CNSW Legends category, featuring present and past greats, with plaques alongside pickets for the likes of Bradman, Trumper, Davidson, Clark, Healy and Perry all on offer via a donation auction. Lee is also one of the 27 Legends to be honoured.
Donations are tax-deductible towards the Cricket NSW Foundation and funds raised are a nod to the future – supporting our efforts to enrich communities and improve lives through cricket by enabling access to the game in NSW.
• Your name, cricket club or business exclusively engraved onto a plaque – $500
• Your name alongside a current or former NSW Blues, Breaker, Sydney Sixers or Sydney Thunder player – $1000
• Your name alongside any current or former NSW player who has represented Australia at any level – $2500
• Your name alongside the CNSW Legends category. These Legends’ pickets will be made available at a special auction at a future date.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the legacy of Cricket Central! Purchase a Picket, HERE!