Australian fires: Nick Kyrgios to donate money and cricket stars to pay tribute to firefighters


Nick Kyrgios is an Australian tennis player. Nick has announced that he would donate AUD 200 for each ace that he hits in an event organized in Australia in January for helping those who suffered because of the bushfires.

The Australian tennis players asked Tennis Australia to host a fund-raising event. Craig Tiley, the chief executive confirmed that the plans being made. Other Australian tennis players like Alex de Minaur and John Millman also promised their support by donating money for every ace they hit. While Australia’s cricketers are arranging tributes and fund-raising.

The Australian cricketers and opponent players of New Zealand will wear black armbands to pay tribute to those affected by bushfires in Australia when the teams meet for their third Test match in Sydney. There will also be a minute’s clapping to honour the country’s firefighters.

Justin Langer, Australia coach and Tim Paine, captain of the cricket team said that they are praying that the condition improves, the fire decreases and it rains and above all, they hope all Australians pull together and help each other through this incredibly difficult time. The firefighters are the true heroes to the country every summer.

Records suggest, eighteen people have died in the bushfires so far.