India and Afghanistan Unite to End Polio Now

Cricket teams join forces to appeal to parents to immunize their children against polio and end the crippling disease in the region once and for all.

India and Afghanistan team members swapping signed bats to support the eradication of polio from the region. UNICEF
India and Afghanistan team members swapping signed bats to support the eradication of polio from the region.
UNICEF

18 September 2012 – Indian cricket sensations Virender Sehwag , Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Rohit Sharma, today met with Afghanistan captain Nowroz Mangal, and his Afghanistan team mates Mohammad Shahzad, Karim Sadeq and Mohammad Ashghar Stanikzai, to exchange cricket bats signed by both national Twenty20 teams. The bats were exchanged as symbols of both countries’ commitment to end polio once and for all. On the teams’ return to their home countries, UNICEF will present the bats to the Governments of Afghanistan and India to underline cricket’s support in the fight against polio. More

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