Australian cricketers to take part in 12hrs of gaming livestream to raise funds for India’s Covid-19 crisis

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Australian cricketers Mitch Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon will be  livestreaming while playing video games and talking about sports . The main purpose of doing this livestream on Thursday at 12.30 pm till 12:30 am is to raise $100,000  for UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal as per IANS report.The idea is incepted by the domestic cricketer Josh Lalor.


End of streaming post 12:30 am Lalor will be joined by a rotation of some of the biggest names in the game. Women cricketer Alyssa Healy, Moises Henriques, and South African Rilee Rossouw are among other cricketers are among them. Lalor expressed that the main intention is not limited to just  play games but also to talk about cricket.

“The enjoyable thing about it is it’ll be a couple of guys doing what they do in their spare time, which the public don’t get to see a lot of.

“We see Pat Cummins doing what he does on the cricket field, but he’s one of the worst (video game) players you can play with! Which is fair enough because he’s busy doing other things in cricket,

“The intent will be to be playing games, but also talk a bit of cricket as well. It’ll be a nice way to engage and see a different side to these guys,” Lalor was quoted as saying by

The 12-hour livestream will also include interaction with Cricket Australia’s newly-appointed chief executive officer, Nick Hockley alongside Australian Cricketers’ Association CEO Todd Greenberg.

India is going through hard times with a second wave of pandemic that has cost tens of thousands of lives and also suspended the Indian Premier League 2021 last month.So far the Australian cricket could able to raise over $280,000 as part of UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal, as said by

It is reported that the Popular games like Warzone and Rocket League to be played, while some players have opted differently. Lalor and Healy aiming to play a interactive game of ‘Siblings or Dating?’ Adding to that Henriques has also challenged Lalor for games of chess.