The ICC World T20 2016 is underway in India with the first round matches and the warm-up games. The main round will commence fromMarch 14. 15 of the 16 participating teams have arrived in India with the exception of Pakistan, and the tournament is already the biggest topic of discussion in the cricket crazy country. The ICC and BCCI have managed to put up a good show, not only cricket wise, but also for the society.

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The ICC, in partnership with UNICEF, are executing a unique and noble initiative under the aegis ‘Cricket for Good & Team Swachh’. Under the program, players from the participating teams in the mega event will interact with children and adolescents on sanitation and toilet use, a huge step towards ending open defecation in India.

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The players will engage with the attendees at a cricket-coaching clinics set up at the various stadiums where the matches will be played and share important messages to raise awareness on health, hygiene, sanitation and use of toilet as a part of the Team Swachh campaign.

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The initiative opened on Thursday at Dharamsala with the cricketers from Netherlands, Ireland and Bangladesh engaging with the people at the clinic. Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Irish all-rounder were the prominent names present for the initiative, which is a part of ICC’s vision to bringing about positive social change through the sport.