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PCB To Observe Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Today

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PCB To Observe Childhood Cancer Awareness Day Today

The PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) has marked the day of the Karachi Kings VS Islamabad United fixture at the National Bank Cricket arena as the day to observe Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. This plan is to keep up with its tradition of using the reach and popularity of the HBL Pakistan Super League to create a positive impact on society.

How the PCB Observed Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

The board will invite two pediatric cancer patients and five little survivors with their families to the ground, where the two captains will present them with signed team shirts. Aside from this, the players will don golden caps and golden ribbons. There will also be stumps branded in gold.

Other tributes in the match included LED parameter boards and a big screen displaying messages about cancer awareness. Commentators, wearing golden ribbons, will also announce cancer awareness messages during the commentary.

This league is the fifth consecutive season – since 2019 – the PCB will mark this day during the HBL PSL.

PCB History with Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

The PCB has years of involvement in supporting childhood cancer awareness efforts. In 2018, the PCB partnered with the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre to launch the Childhood Cancer Awareness campaign. The campaign aimed at raising awareness about childhood cancer and the importance of early detection.

As part of the campaign, the PCB organized a charity match between the Pakistan cricket team and a team of hospital staff and children with cancer to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer treatment and research.

What is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

Childhood Cancer Awareness Day is an occasion dedicated to raising awareness about the impact of cancer on children and young people. Childhood Cancer Awareness Day usually happens on September 15th

Each year around 400,000 children develop cancer worldwide. In Pakistan, the figure is around 90,000. Thankfully, many forms of cancer in children are curable through generic medicines and other forms of treatment, including surgery and radiotherapy.

With the PCB's observation of Childhood Cancer Awareness Day, there is an additional opportunity to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research and treatment.

What to Know About the HBL Pakistan Super League

The HBL Pakistan Super League, also known as PSL, is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Pakistan that's been around since 2015. The 2023 Pakistan Super League is the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League. The tournament features six franchise teams representing various cities in Pakistan.

Currently, the tournament is in its first week of matches. Today's game is between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. So far, the Karachi Kings are fifth in the standings with a net run rate of -0.100. Meanwhile, Islamabad United will have their first match in the league against the Karachi Kings.

The HBL Pakistan Super League started on Monday (February 13) and will run until March 19. This year's defending champions are the Lahore Qalandars, who played the league opener and are currently 3rd in the standings with a net run rate of +0.050.


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