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Cricket legends descend on Mumbai as part of the ‘One Day 4 Children’ campaign.

Cricket legends descend on Mumbai as part of the ‘One Day 4 Children’ campaign.

Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Muthiah Muralidaran will be in attendance at India’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka on Thursday as Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium turns blue as part of a joint initiative between the ICC and UNICEF to commemorate “One Day 4 Children” with a message of hope and support for every child to survive and thrive.As part of the ‘One Day 4 Children’ initiative, legends descend on Mumbai.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Sri Lanka Cricket, and it is part of the #BeAChampion campaign, which uses the reach of the Cricket World Cup to create a better world for every child and equal opportunities for girls and boys.

During the second innings of the sold-out game, fans will be given an LED wristband that will be synced with a stadium-wide blue light show.

Players from India and Sri Lanka will join UNICEF and ICC Ambassadors Tendulkar and Muralidaran in supporting the One Day 4 Children campaign.

“Every international cricketer, including myself, started as a child with a dream,” Tendulkar said in a statement.

“I look forward to joining hands with UNICEF to see my home ground at the Wankhede Stadium turn blue as we champion equality for children across the world.”

Players from India and Sri Lanka will support the One Day 4 Children campaign alongside UNICEF and ICC Ambassadors Tendulkar and Muralidaran.

“Every international cricketer, including myself, started as a child with a dream,” Tendulkar explained in a statement.

“I look forward to joining hands with UNICEF to see my home ground at the Wankhede Stadium turn blue as we champion equality for children across the world.”

Jay Shah, the BCCI’s Honorary Secretary, is looking forward to turning the Wankhede blue.

“The Wankhede Stadium glowing blue is more than a visual spectacle; it’s a symbol of our collective efforts to support and nurture children and help them pursue their dreams,” he told the crowd.

“I firmly believe that this World Cup is a wonderful platform and an opportunity for us to create a legacy of hope, equality and opportunity for every child.”

Furthermore, the ICC, UNICEF, and all ten Cricket World Cup teams are hosting clinics in each host city, where hundreds of children from UNICEF programs will be able to pick up a bat and ball alongside their heroes.

Fans who want to contribute to UNICEF in support of children can do so at help.unicef.org, where donations start at $2.

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