ICC extends partnership with UNICEF till Women’s T20 World Cup

ICC has extended its partnership with UNICEF through to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. The World T20 which is to be held in Australia next year will see UNICEF partnering with the council to empower girls and women through cricket.

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ICC announces extension of the partnership with UNICEF

International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the continuation of its partnership with UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) till the Women’s T20 World Cup in a media release on Thursday. ICC will help UNICEF provide a platform for fundraising which will be used to bring positive changes and empowerment of girls.

The partnership between ICC and UNICEF started in 2015 when they came together for ICC’s ‘Cricket 4 Good’ program. The tickets for all the matches of the next year’s Women’s T20 World Cup are available on the official website t20worldcup.com. Fans have the option of making a donation to UNICEF at the time of purchase.

The money will be raised during the mega event of women’s cricket next year. The donations will go to cricket programs in cricket playing nations which includes promoting women’s cricket in Sri Lanka.

ICC CEO Manu Sawhney was delighted on extending this partnership with UNICEF. As reported by ICC, he said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with UNICEF to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. I want us to harness the extraordinary reach of our sport to empower women and girls around the world through cricket and using ICC events as a fundraising platform enables us to do that.”

UNICEF Australia Chair Ann Sherry AO also highlighted the impact cricket can make in the lives of kids, especially girls. “Cricket has tremendous power to make a difference in the lives of children, especially girls, by building leadership skills, empowering them to achieve their goals and building bridges within communities – so that we can ultimately build a better world together,” she said.

“We are excited to partner with the ICC on the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 and enormously proud that Australia is hosting this important event for women,” she added.

During the Men’s Cricket World Cup earlier this year, UNICEF raised $180,000 as part of ‘One Day 4 Children’. The money will be utilized to fund a 12-month girls’ cricket programme in Afghanistan.

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