Sep 25, 2012

ICC T20 World Cup 2012: India, Afghanistan players raise awareness about polio.

With an aim to increase awareness about polio among parents of the region, India cricket stars Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma, met with Afghanistan captain Nowroz Mangal and few of his team-mates and exchanged bats signed by both the sides.

Apart from Mangal, the other Afghanistan players who were part of the noble cause were Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Sadeq and Mohammad Ashghar Stanikzai.

The bats were exchanged as symbols of both countries' commitment to end polio once and for all. On the teams' return to their home countries, UNICEF will present the bats to the Governments of Afghanistan and India to underline cricket's support in the fight against polio.

During the India vs Afghanistan clash, UNICEF, with the support of the ICC, will display polio eradication messages on the electronic advertising boards and on the electronic scoreboard.

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