Yuvraj Singh to promote a UNICEF sports initiative

Yuvraj was joined by under-19 cricketers from the Indian subcontinent.

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Yuvraj Singh has launched the “Power of Sports to Shape the Future of Adolescents” campaign in South Asia. The Indian cricketer will be promoting a UNICEF sports initiative for youngsters in South Asia, which will also have the ICC’s backing.

The veteran Indian batsman was joined by under-19 cricketers from the Indian subcontinent. Players from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will compete in the ICC under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January next year.

A panel discussion was followed by a friendly match between the players and the youth who attended the event which was jointly organized by UNICEF South Asia and the ICC.

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“There are 340 million adolescents in South Asia. When I see the energy, passion and determination of these young people, I feel so much hope. While the challenges in this region are vast, my hope is that their energy can be harnessed to create a better tomorrow for all adolescents in South Asia” Yuvraj said.

ICC CEO David Richardson said the ICC under-19 World Cup will give young players the real flavor of international cricket.

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“Our partnership with UNICEF is an important one and the commitment that place have shown to being part of the panel is a wonderful demonstration of that,” he said.

Yuvraj had also revealed at the event that he has cleared the Yo-Yo Test after failing consecutive times. The left-hander said he still fails but never gives up. "I would like to tell that I am failing. I still fail. I failed the last three fitness tests but yesterday I passed my fitness test. After 17 years I am still failing," 

(With PTI Inputs)


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 05 Dec, 2017

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