BSP-22 Amateur child cricketers play with cricket legends





Amateur child cricketers play with cricket legends

DHAKA, Nov 17, 2018 (BSS)- A group of adolescent cricketers played an
entertaining and high-voltage match teaming up with past and present cricket
legends of the country at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

The 10-over-aside match was organised to mark the World Children’s Day on
November 20, said a press release today.

To mark the day, the world will shine a spotlight on children’s rights and
needs around the world, elevate the voices of children and young people as
active participants in decision-making and help increase the number of
individuals, corporate and government’s acting in support of children,
especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

As a part of this initiative, UNICEF Bangladesh in collaboration with the
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) arranged a friendly cricket match where
disadvantaged children and adolescents from UNICEF’s partner NGOs BRAC,
Aporajayo Bangla and Shurovi participated amid the cheers of few thousand
child spectators in the stands of the national cricket stadium.

“The courage of these children to play side by side such highly
professional and accomplished cricketers, clearly proves their potential to
face future challenges and lead the nation to make it a place fit for all
children,” said UNICEF Bangladesh Representative Edouard Beigbeder.

Former Bangladesh national cricket Captain Habibul Bashar, former
Bangladesh opening batsman Hannan Sarkar, current national player Taskin
Ahmed, Bangladesh women’s team member Suraiya Azmin, among others, played in
this friendly cricket match while a group of adolescent boys and girls took
part in both the teams.

World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual global day of action for children,
by children.

This year, the world will come together to help build a world where every
child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential.

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