Shakib joins anti AIDS campaign

November 30, 2010

Bangladesh cricket’s most popular face Shakib Al Hasan yesterday joined an elite group of cricketers from around the world as the International Cricket Council (ICC) appointed him the Think Wise campaign spokesperson for Bangladesh.
The campaign aims at raising awareness about HIV and AIDs in order to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across the world and help prevent new HIV infections.
A press briefing was held in this connection yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium where representatives of the ICC, Bang-ladesh Cricket Board (BCB), UNICEF and UNAIDS were present.
“I feel privileged to be a part of the Think Wise campaign. I have always had a desire to support and assist social causes because as a sportsperson I know how far-reaching an impact can we make in addressing key issues like HIV and AIDS, especially in developing countries like Bangladesh,” said Shakib.
Some of the notable
Think Wise champions from cricket are Nathan Bracken, Kumar Sangakkara, Graeme Smith,Virender Sehwag and Ramnaresh Sarwan.

 

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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