ICC Cricket For Good and Team Swachh clinic with the New Zealand White Ferns
30 March 2016 16:30
The White Ferns took the children under their wing and coached them on the finer nuances of cricket.
On 25th of March, 2016, Bangalore's historic Chinnaswamy stadium
was filled with the laughter from young boys and girls of the Child Rights Trust and other NGOs who joined the New Zealand White Ferns
in an exciting Team Swachh Clinic. The White Ferns took the children under their wing and coached them on the finer nuances of cricket. They divided the children into three broad teams, each focusing on a different aspect of the great game - batting, bowling and fielding. It was heartening to hear constant cheers from each group, both children and players, while the coach of the team overlooked the 'training' session. In exchange our enthusiastic adolescent participants spoke to our professionals on the importance of sanitation and hygiene, teaching them the crucial 5 steps to a good hand-wash.
The session ended with the two young girls and one boy receiving awards for exemplary performance for each category of the game. Devraj, the ambidextrous youth, who stunned the team with his batting abilities, bagging the 'man of the match' title, said, "I had so much fun and learnt some important lessons that I will teach everyone". In the next leg for Team Swachh, we will be interacting with the English Cricket Team
to further talk about these critical causes.