World T20 Trophy comes to Chennai

The journey started from the Kannagi Statue near the city’s iconic Marina Beach and reached the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium where students had a chance to hit a few balls and bowl to Mithali.

Mithali Raj with the T20 Trophy.   -  V. Ganesan

After Dharamsala, Mohali, Delhi, Kolkata and Nagpur, the ICC World T20 Trophy made its way to Chennai as part of the ICC WT20 Host City Tour. A specially designed double-decker bus carried children from local NGOs along with cricketer Dinesh Karthik and women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj. The players interacted with fans who took photographs with their stars and the ICC Trophy. The journey started from the Kannagi Statue near the city’s iconic Marina Beach and reached the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium where students had a chance to hit a few balls and bowl to Mithali.

As a build-up to the ICC World T20 in India, the International Cricket Council (ICC), Cricket for Good and UNICEF, in partnership with the BCCI, launched Team Swachh clinics during the ICC WT20 Host City Tours to promote a nationwide initiative that aimed at building a social movement for sanitation.

Chennai will host four women’s league games featuring West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ireland and England between March 16 and 27.