The International Cricket Council (ICC) cricket for good and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund in collaboration with Indian Cricket Board launched ‘Team Swachh Clinic’ at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Monday.
Under this collaborative initiative ‘Drum Clinics’ will be held alongside the ICC T20 Host City Tour to make people aware about the importance of sanitation and toilet use so that the country can be ridden of open defecation.
Speaking on the occasion, Unicef communication officer Idhries Ahmed said, “The idea of team play is at the core of the campaign and it leverage’s the vast passion of the sport in the country to advocate toilet use and save lives of children.”
Unicef in an agreement with the ICC cricket for good had launched a five year global partnership in New York in October last year.The idea behind which was to engage the entire cricket fraternity to empower children and adolescents during the ICC events by various community outreach programs specifically on sanitation.
‘Team Swachh’ is one such initiative which focuses on the challenges faced by underprivileged children and also to create awareness about improving sanitation. Rishi Dhawan the Indian cricketer from the state was also present at the launch.