The Board Of Control Cricket In India has signed a letter of intent with the UN.

According to a press release by the BCCI ‘green’ cricket will be promoted in India. Mr Amitabh Choudhary, Acting Hon. Secretary of the BCCI and Mr Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment signed the letter of intent at the headquarters of BCCI, Mumbai.

The goal of this initiative is to make the game sustainable in respect to the environment. It aims at engaging the cricketers and fans in green initiatives. The partnership will also focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in the country.
On this great move, Amitabh Chaudhary said that “The Board is happy to announce its partnership with UN Environment. This is a major step in spreading the message of environmental conservation. We will help make cricket green and sensitize spectators towards minimizing waste generation during matches.”
The task has already begun as a short film was played during the Vivo IPL in the stadiums which featured captains, raising awareness about plastic pollution. The Holkar stadium, saw the implementation of a green protocol which was based on the 3R’s- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
According to the press release: Plastic cups were replaced with environment-friendly alternatives at the popular M.Chinnaswamy for over 32k fans!
Mr. Erik Solheim stated that “The environment and sports are more closely connected than people think. If we don’t have a healthy environment, then sports will not thrive. I am delighted that UN Environment is partnering with the BCCI to use the power of cricket to inspire action for a cleaner environment.”
This is an optimistic approach by rhe BCCI, which is one of the richest boards in world cricket. 
This article is submitted By Bhrigu Bagga.

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