Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium is encouraging fans attending the upcoming Royal London International (ODI) between England and Pakistan to wear blue in honour of the great former England and Warwickshire fast bowler Bob Willis.
Staged on Tuesday 13 July, with an attendance of around 19,000 spectators as per the terms of the government’s Events Research Programme, Edgbaston and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are working closely with the Bob Willis Fund to celebrate the life of one of the greats of the game and raise awareness of prostate cancer research.
All spectators are being encouraged to join forces with television presenters, event staff and Edgbaston and ECB commercial partners on the day by wearing light or dark blue to the game.
Lauren Clark, Bob Willis’ wife, said: “The Bob Willis Fund is delighted to be hosting our inaugural Blue For Bob Day at Edgbaston.
“Bob was a proud player and captain of Warwickshire and it is a fitting venue to celebrate his life and raise awareness and funds for improved prostate cancer diagnosis and research. Bob Willis was a great sportsman who left us too soon. We are happy to help keep his flame and the cause alive.”Lauren Clark, Bob Willis’ wife
#BlueForBob at the Royal London International will feature extensively throughout the live television coverage from lead broadcaster Sky Sports Cricket.
In advance of the day, supporters young and old from around the world are being encouraged to star in Sky’s coverage by attempting Bob’s famous fast bowling action. Simply record your own take of the action and post it on social media using the #BowlLikeBob.
Further for further information on the Bob Willis Fund, please click here.