Since 1988, the Wellbeing of Women has been hosting a private cricket match and raising over £8 million for women’s health research in Oxfordshire. The funds received from these matches provide essential training and experience for the young researchers and help to grow their progress well in their careers.
Over the years, there has been pathbreaking research to discover the drugs and diagnoses to treat harmful diseases. Along with cricket matches, several events take place all around the year to help the concerned authorities and members to do well in this area.
In the 2022 edition of the Wellbeing of Women, the cricket match was played in remembrance of Shane Warne, who died due to a suspected heart attack earlier this year.
For the past few years, Shane Warne had made a lot of efforts to include Women’s cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. His efforts finally paved the way for the induction of the 8-team Women’s T20 tournament, which will be the first occasion when cricket is forming a part of the Games this year, after 1998.
The second-highest Test wicket-taker in the longest format was also a philanthropist. He auctioned his Baggy Green Test cap and dedicated all the proceeds to the bushfire victim and raised AUD 7.8 million to support ill and underprivileged children in Australia.
A clip of the Wellbeing of Women cricket match on 19 June 2022 is getting viral where the former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram is witnessed breaching the defense of Michael Atherton with a yorker, which he was known for during his playing days. Atherton gets bowled and laughs off it along with Akram, who tried to celebrate in his own way. Interesting, the former West Indies cricketer Clive Lloyd was the umpire and Brian Lara was at the non-striker end.
Watch the video of Akram getting the better of Atherton here:
The Wellbeing of Women Shane Warne Memorial Fund was also announced today for the education and advocacy work around women’s health.