NEW DELHI — A group of 10 HIV positive children played cricket with South Africa's World Cup team during a practice session on Tuesday.
The event at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground was part of an initiative by the International Cricket Council with UNICEF and UNAIDS called 'Think Wise'.
"The idea is to create awareness about HIV and to get rid of the stigma attached to it," ICC representative Jon Long said.
The youngsters batted, bowled and fielded on the field where South Africa will play West Indies in both teams' first World Cup match in Group B on Thursday.
The ICC has organized such sessions at previous international events, with a similar one being held during the World Twenty20 championship in the West Indies last year.
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