For the first time in India,T20 women’s cricket matches will take place in eight different cities across India to raise awareness about prevention of heart diseases.
This cricket based awareness campaign will be on IPL format and called National Awareness League.
The locations would be Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Punjab, Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad on the occasion of different health observance days on non-communicable disease.The 1st Match was played in New Delhi on September 28 on the occasion of World Heart day. The match in Chennai will be played on November 16, said the organisers.
The organising NGO, Svaraksh and Silver Lining Foundation said that the matches would be “exactly like IPL but without any commercials.”Supporting the league, Director Interventional Cardiology – Medanta Hospital, Dr Rajneesh Kapoor shares latest developments in heart disease prevention and management and says, “If the arteries keep functioning unobstructed, heart attack can be prevented. The most powerful tool for it is regular exercise.”