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Jos Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt in support of hospitals treating coronavirus
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Jos Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt in support of hospitals treating coronavirus

Jos Buttler has announced that he will be auctioning the shirt he wore in last year's World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the COVID-19.

The 29-year-old played a vital role in England’s World Cup triumph, scoring a fifty, batting in the thrilling Super Over and then running out Martin Guptill off the very last ball of the game.

In a video posted on social media, the 29-year-old said the jersey would be signed by all members of the World Cup winning squad and posted on eBay.

The amount will be handed over to the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals' charity.

"As we all know, hospitals, doctors, nurses and the NHS are all doing quite an incredible job at the moment," Buttler said.

"And in the weeks and months to come they are going to need our support even more.

"Last week, the Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals' charity launched an emergency appeal to provide lifesaving equipment for those two hospitals, specialising in lung and heart conditions in preparation for the COVID-19 outbreak.

"To help with their fundraising effort I'm going to be donating this shirt, which is the shirt I wore in the World Cup final last year, signed by all the players who were members of the squad."

Cricket, alongside other sports, has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. The ECB had earlier announced that there won’t be any cricket in England until May 28.