Irish team to support cancer charity at WT20Q

Thu, Feb 4, 2010 12:55 PM

The Ireland cricket team are lending their support to the Today FM 'Shave or Dye' campaign which was launched earlier this week.

The fundraising campaign for the Irish Cancer Society will see members of both the team and management either shaving or dyeing their hair.

The team will undergo their transformation on Monday February 8th in Dubai, and the event will be broadcast 'live' on the Ian Dempsey breakfast show. The team are in Dubai for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers which takes place from February 9-13th.

Among those taking part are coach Phil Simmons, captain William Porterfield, former skipper Trent Johnston, the O'Brien brothers, John Mooney, Gary Kidd, Andre Botha, George Dockrell and Paul Stirling.

Trent Johnston explained just why the team are keen to get involved: "It really is a fantastic charity, and we're delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause. Obviously it's a bigger sacrifice for some then others losing their hair! I know Niall and Kevin O'Brien have a few different colours in mind, but I suspect green may be the winner. Their sister Ciara is a bit worried though, as there's a family wedding on March 27th and isn't thrilled by the prospect of having her wedding album ruined!"

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