PM’s cricket XI teams with Alannah & Madeline Foundation

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Media Release - Monday 16 January, 2017

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP has announced that the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Lord’s Taverners will be the official charity partners of the Prime Minister’s XI T20 cricket match against Sri Lanka in Canberra on 15 February.

“As Patron of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, I’m thrilled that the PM’s XI will support and promote such a worthy cause,” said the Prime Minister. 

Alannah & Madeline Foundation CEO Lesley Podesta said that she and Foundation Patron Walter Mikac were looking forward to connecting with the Foundation’s supporters in Canberra at the event.

“We have had fantastic support from the people of the ACT over the past 20 years,” said Ms Podesta.

The Western Australia and Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges will captain the Prime Minister’s team. “I’m delighted that Adam will be available to captain the PM’s XI,” said the Prime Minister. “This is my second PM’s XI and I’m looking forward to a fierce contest against Sri Lanka.”

The day’s cricket will start at 2.30pm with a curtain-raiser between the 16th ranked Papua New Guinea team and an ACT XI.

The match continues Cricket Australia’s support of emerging nations and will further strengthen the relationship between Australia and Papua New Guinea.

The Prime Minister said: “The double header with Papua New Guinea adds an exciting new dimension to the traditional fixture.” 

Tickets to the Prime Minister’s XI match are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is supported by Founding Patron Walter Mikac, International Patron Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and National Patron the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

The Foundation has helped protect two million children through its care, prevention and advocacy programs since 1997.

For more information or to donate go to amf.org.au.

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