Pink ODI: Here’s why South Africa players and fans wearing pink in Johannesburg

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Pink is the colour at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg as hosts, South Africa are playing against India in the fourth ODI of a 6 match series.

First held in 2011, today is the sixth occasion when the Proteas are a part of a pink ODI. Interestingly, they have never lost a match in pink.

Why is Pink Day celebrated?

‘Pink ODI’ is played to raise awareness about breast cancer, and for the benefit of those who are suffering from the disease.

This year’s ‘Pink ODI’ is about the massive drive to collect money for is the Breast Cancer Clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

The goal is to raise more than R1 million.

‘Pink ODI’ is one of the biggest and most well-attended occasions in South Africa domestic sports calendar. Spectators are encouraged to come dressed out in pink for the occasion.

The hashtag #PitchUpInPink is used on social media to get the South Africans into the spirit of the occasion.

The last time that India were a part of the Pink ODI at the Wanderers ground was on their last tour to South Africa in 2013.

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