The fast bowler posted a video on social media and listed the difficulties faced by the people of the island, many of whom are unable to get two meals a day.
Cummins, Australia’s ambassador to UNICEF, which is playing a two-Test series in Sri Lanka, tweeted: “Sri Lanka is facing its worst humanitarian crisis in decades. I recently visited Kausala and Sathuja (two) in Sri Lanka. local girls). Learn more about their experience and what’s happening on the ground.”
“I want to say this is an incredible country with wonderful people. However, day-to-day life here in Sri Lanka is tough right now and the kids are at the center of it,” Cummins said in the two-minute video on Saturday.
“I recently spoke to Kausala and Sathuja, who live here in Sri Lanka and are part of UNICEF’s Sport for Development programme.”
Both the girls spoke about the difficulties being faced by children in the country, many of whom were forced to drop out of school due to lack of fuel.
“Due to the current economic and fuel crisis, it is a challenge for us to get on the field to fully engage with cricket. Due to the fuel crisis, transportation is now a problem. It is very difficult to get a bus,” said the woman from her school. Cricket team captain Kausala said.
“Teachers are traveling far and wide, but due to fuel crisis, they are not coming to school regularly. Because of this, we are struggling to learn. The school is currently open only three days a week, That said, he said, “Most people are eating only once a day. Most of the people who depend on fishing are not able to catch fish because of the fuel crisis. It is very difficult.”
Cummins said he was part of UNICEF’s program, which aims to provide “life-saving water, nutrition, health, education and child protection services”, adding that through the video, he is “responding to the growing backlash of people”. ” want to give. Children in Need” by donating freely.
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