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Children bat for health with cricket stars

Twenty five children from different schools participated in the cricket clinics and shared key messages on hand washing and toilet use.

15 March 2016 12:32

Children bat for health with cricket stars - Cricket News

The clinics ended with the cricketers and children pledging their support to the Team Swachh campaign.

In what was probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, adolescents from Bengaluru today interacted with the star cricketers of women's cricket teams of India and Bangladesh at the ICC Cricket For Good and Team Swachh clinic held at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.



Twenty five children from different schools participated in the cricket clinics and shared key messages on hand washing and toilet use.



The Indian women’s WT20 team, led by captain, Mithali Raj, and star players like Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and trainer Kavita coached the kids in basic cricket drills which included, short multiple high power sprints, long individual runs, which was followed by batting, bowling and fielding drills. The Bangladesh women’s WT20 team led by captain, Jahanara Alam, and players like Salma Khaton and Ayesha Rehman, had a field day playing cricket with the adolescents.



The cricketers listened attentively as the kids demonstrated the five steps of handwashing--a crucial way to avoid diseases such as diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal problems. The group also talked about why open defecation was an invitation to health problems and therefore the emphasis on making the country Open Defecation Free. The clinics ended with the cricketers and children pledging their support to the Team Swachh campaign. Team Swachh campaign advocates for toilet use in India.