Indian Stars and Sri Lankan Cricketers team up for former child soldiers

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) joined UNICEF and Sri Lanka Cricket in support of the ‘Cricket for Children’ initiative to reintegrate former child soldiers in their communities of origin.

The stars of Indian cinema and Sri Lanka cricket; Hrithik Roshan, Suniel Shetty and Kumar Sangakkara, will captain the three teams that will compete for the cause of children in the IIFA Celebrity Cricket Match on the 4th of June. Part of the proceeds from the match will be donated to the Sri Lanka Cricket and UNICEF ‘Cricket for Children’ initiative.

Speaking on the event, the captain of Sri Lanka’s national team, Kumar Sangakkara said ‘‘Cricket can be used as a force for change, bringing hope and healing to vulnerable children”. He will be joined by teammates Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan and Mahela Jayawardene in Friday's star studded cricket game.

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