BCCI signs Letter of Intent with UN Environment

BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim signed the letter of intent at the BCCI headquarters on Sunday.

The BCCI would organise green operations to promote the awareness and engage cricketers, as well as fans, in green initiatives. (Representational Image)   -  AFP

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed an agreement with the UN Environment to promote ‘green’ cricket in India.

BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim signed the letter of intent at the BCCI headquarters on Sunday.

The partnership is to spread awareness about the environmental challenges in the country and come up with sustainable solutions. The BCCI would organise green operations to promote the awareness and engage cricketers, as well as fans, in green initiatives.

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“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,” said Amitabh Choudhary, according to a media release by the BCCI.

“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,” said Erik Solheim.

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