The reigning champions, Gujarat Titans have continued their dominance in the IPL as the Hardik Pandya-led team are currently placed at the top of the IPL 2023 points table with eight wins in 11 matches and are likely to book a playoff berth. Ahead of the playoffs, the 2022 IPL winners will sport a lavender-coloured jersey for their last home game against SunRisers Hyderabad on May 15 to spread Cancer awareness.
GT will host SRH on Monday, May 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and the home team will wear lavender kits to raise awareness about the deadly disease, Cancer and express their solidarity with the patients, survivors, and their families.
The COO of GT, Col Arvinder Singh stated, "Cancer causes millions of deaths worldwide and with a devastating impact on patients and their families. We are happy to do our bit in raising awareness about cancer, which not only is an effort to educate people about the importance of early detection but also underscores the significance of adopting a healthy lifestyle to reduce cancer risks. Our team is committed to driving positive change and contributing to the global fight against cancer."
While the GT skipper, Pandya said, "Cancer is a battle fought by millions in India and across the globe, and as a team, we feel responsible towards raising awareness about this deadly disease. Wearing lavender jerseys is our way of showing solidarity with cancer patients, survivors, and their families. We hope our actions will inspire others to take preventive measures and support those who are fighting this battle."
Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans, who won their last game against LSG with a big margin of 56 runs, will next face Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, May 12 while SunRisers Hyderabad, who chased a 215-run target against RR in their last game with four wickets remaining, are scheduled to host LSG at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Saturday, May 13.