Jaipur, May 9: Struggling to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals hope for a change in fortune as they plan to don a special pink jersey in Friday's home match against the Chennai Super Kings, to raise awareness about early cancer screening.
As part of the Rajasthan Royals' Cancer out campaign, skipper Ajinkya Rahane along with his team mates Heinrich Klaasen, Krishnappa Gowtham and Mahipal Lomror on Wednesday got themselves screened in an urge to promote early cancer screening.
"As a player I think this initiative is a small but crucial step towards a direction of cancer free society and I hope that we perform to the best of our ability to raise as much awareness as we can," Rahane said in a statement.
To further generate mass awareness, the Royals will on Friday don the special jersey which has been created with a blend of three colours -- pink, teal and burgundy.
The three colours symbolise the most profound and common types of cancer -- pink for breast cancer, burgundy for oral cancer and teal for cervical cancer.
Rajasthan Royals' Cancer Out campaign is being run with the support of the state government, National Cancer Grid, Indian Cancer Society and Indian Dental Association in the state.