Abu Dhabi, Apr 25: Kings XI Punjab cricketers will wear blue wrist bands during Saturday's IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders to support World Immunization Week.
According to a release issued by the team, India has the highest number of under-five deaths in the world, at 1.4 million. Pneumonia and diarrhea remain the leading causes of death among these children.
Commenting on the initiative, the Promoters of Kings XI Punjab, said, "The franchise is extremely proud to support the cause of immunization which can save children from preventable diseases. Let us all promise to make sure that each one of them get that shot at life and to a healthy future that they rightfully deserve."
George Bailey, Captain, Kings XI Punjab said,"This is the first time a team from IPL will support the cause of ensuring every child is immunized against life-threatening diseases. It is a positive step towards building awareness among the parents and others who consider sportsperson as their role model and inspiration. We hope the message reaches every Indian."