Tendulkar appointed UNICEF ambassador for ICC Women’s World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on International Women’s Day, appointed cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar as the UNICEF Cricket For Good ambassador for the Women’s World Cup 2017, which will be hosted in the United Kingdom from 23 June-23 July. UNICEF and the ICC, together will engage the broader cricketing community to empower adolescent girls in particular, during the many ICC events over the next five years, develop and implement various community outreach programs and initiatives in collaboration with coaches, cricketers and cricketing personalities. During the events, there will be coaching clinics with participating teams.

Know more:

1) The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is the oldest and prestigious international women's cricket tournament. It serves as the world championship for the sport's One Day International (ODI) format.

2) The Women's World Cup is currently organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Until 2005, when the two organisations merged, it was administered by a separate body, the International Women's Cricket Council (IWCC)

3) The first World Cup was held in England in 1973, two years before the inaugural men's tournament. Since 2005 World Cups have been hosted at regular four-year intervals.

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