The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has signed Letter of Intent (LoI) with UN Environment to promote green cricket in India.
The agreement between both the entities aims to spread greater awareness about key environmental challenges India is facing at present and it also highlights to cater alternate and more sustainable solutions.
Through this SoI, BCCI will attempt to reduce its environmental impact by greening its operations and engaging cricketers and fans in green initiatives.
BCCI in partnership with UN Environment will help to make cricket green and sensitise spectators towards minimising waste generation during matches. It will also focus on phasing out single-use plastic across stadiums in India.
The film with messages from captains of various franchises will be aired in stadiums highlighting hazards of plastic pollution during the course of Indian Premier League (IPL).
At the four matches played at Holkar Stadium in Madhya Pradesh, a Green Protocol based on the concept of 3Rs- to reduce, reuse and recycle was implemented. M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka replaced plastic cups and bottles with environment-friendly alternatives for over 32,000 fans.