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England vs West Indies: Why are the players wearing red caps at Old Trafford?


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ENGLAND and West Indies are fighting it out at Old Trafford with the three-games series locked at 1-1.

After two hard-fought Test’s, it’s all coming down to the wire in Manchester where the West Indies won the toss earlier this morning and decided to bowl first.

Andrew Strauss wore red last year to show support for the Ruth Strauss foundation
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You may have noticed that all of the players are wearing red caps as opposed to their usual blue – here’s why…

Why are the England players wearing red caps?

The former England cricketer Andrew Strauss started the tribute to his late wife Strauss who tragically died of a rare lung cancer in 2018.

Strauss set up a charity in her memory called the Ruth Strauss Foundation which fives support to fund lung cancer research and support to patients and their families.

The red caps the England players are wearing are in aid of the charity, which first began on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Who was Ruth Strauss?

Ruth McDonald was best known as the wife of the former England cricket captain.

She was an actress from Australia who later became a business executive.

Ruth Strauss pictured with Andres Strauss and their two sons
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Sadly, she died of a rare form of lung cancer on December 29 2018 at the age of 46.

Strauss set up the Ruth Strauss foundation with advice and help from former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath who is also a widower.


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