Who: ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI
Where: Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
What: Launched Team Swachh clinics
When: 15 February 2016
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket for Good and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with BCCI on 15 February 2016 launched theTeam Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. The clinics were launched at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
The step was taken to promote a nationwide initiative that aims to build a social movement for sanitation and toilet use there by leading to an open-defecation-free India.
After Dharamshala, the ICC World T20 Host City Tour will visit each of the venues that will host matches of the showpiece event.
About Team Swachh
• Team Swachh is the first of a series of collaborations between the ICC and UNICEF under the aegis of Cricket for Good.
• It aims at leveraging the vast reach and power of cricket. The collaboration also aims at building a social movement for sanitation and toilet use.
• The five-year global partnership between ICC and UNICEF was announced in October 2015 in New York.
• The partnership will be used as the ICC’s platform to advocate for children in India and other countries where cricket is a popular sport.