The McGrath Foundation, run by Australian cricket legend Glenn McGrath, set a fundraising total of USD 380,000 for the Sydney Pink Test -- enough to fund one McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse for three years -- but due to rain fundraising fell short of the target, according to a Cricket Australia (CA) release.

The Foundation's biggest fundraising day, Jane McGrath Day, named after Glenn's late wife Jane -- day three of the Test -- was hit particularly hard by the rain, leading to the least attended Jane McGrath Day since its inception in 2009.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said, "The Pink Test had a goal to raise USD 380,000 for the McGrath Foundation but the weather prevented us from reaching the total. Despite the constant rain, the cricket community still showed strong support during the Pink Test, helping raise more than USD 250,000."

“While we can't control the weather, we do have other international matches ahead, and the third T20 International at the SCG on January 31 will be used to raise important funds and awareness for the McGrath Foundation,” he added.

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