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Pretty in pink

One of the new pink balls

A pink cricket ball will be trialled for the first time in the UK in the 21 April match at Lord's between MCC v Scotland

Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio is supporting the 18-20 April Guinness Premiership's Tackled Pink campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer

Saracens flanker Richard Hill

Fellow World Cup winner Richard Hill is also getting behind the campaign and will don an all-pink Saracens strip against Wasps

Baseball players wore pink bands to honour Mothers day in 2007 and raised money for a breast cancer charity

Baseball players in the USA wore pink bands to honour Mothers day in 2007 and raised money for a breast cancer charity

The players also used pink baseball bats and the items were auctioned off for charity after the matches

The players also used pink baseball bats and the items were auctioned off for charity after the matches

Paula Creamer

Pink in sport has normally been associated with female professionals - here demonstrated by golfer Paula Creamer

Pink football

Mexico's football league played with pink balls during October last year in support of the campaign against breast cancer

Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus and Italy keeper Gianluigi Buffon can call himself a trendsetter, however, as he sports a pink Juve shirt back in 2002

Stade Francais's Matthieu Blin

But in 2005, the president of rugby club Stade Francais, Max Guazzini, opted for the shock value of pink for their kit

Middlesex players

Middlesex's Twenty20 campaign in 2007 saw their players in these outfits, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

Matthew Hayden

And to support Breast Cancer Australia, Matthew Hayden has an unusual pink grip on his bat handle

T-Mobile's Kim Kirchen

The commercial ties of cycling's Tour de France ensured the riders of the former T-Mobile team stood out in their pink shirts

Palermo's Roberto Guana

But Serie A's "rosaneri", Palermo, wear pink because it is one of the club's traditional colours, the other being black

Maria Sharapova

It is almost inevitable that at some point glamorous Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova would have been pictured in pink

Chinese fans of Maria Sharapova

And these Sharapova fans in Beijing - complete with blonde wigs - certainly approve of the colour choice

Scottish footballers in pink shocker

Rather less comely, indeed shocking in a lurid pink kit, were this 1999 Scotland team before a shock 1-0 win over Germany




see also
Pink balls to be used at Lord's
17 Apr 08 |  Cricket


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