Protea joins team rhino

Shaanaaz de Jager

PROTEAS and Warriors cricketer Colin Ingram, 27, has added his name to an anti-rhino-poaching campaign. The left-handed Port Elizabeth-born batsman was named ambassador for the Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative in Port Elizabeth yesterday.

The organisation’s logo will occupy the “commercial rights space” on the back of Ingram’s cricket bat, and he will take time to create awareness about the plight of rhinos.

He joins former Proteas wicket keeper Mark Boucher, who teamed up with SA Breweries to establish the Mark Boucher/SAB Save The Rhino initiative.

Ingram who “always loved wildlife and especially the South African wild” said his sister Justine, who works at a game reserve, was in tears when she told him about rhinos that were poached about a year ago.

“Rhinos are special and should be looked after. I became involved because these majestic creatures are very special to us as a nation,” he said.

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