Aiming to spread awareness about the increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart-related problems, several non-profit organisations plan to organise a women’s cricket league in different parts of the country.

The awareness campaign called “National Awareness League” is designed on the pattern of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The campaign is being run by not-for-profit organisations Svaraksh and Silver Lining Foundation. It is supported by celebrities, health organisations and people’s representatives.

According to the organiser, the National Awareness League is first of its kind campaign that is initiated to educate and encourage people for physically active lifestyle in order to counter rising risk of non-communicable diseases.

The league is a series of cricket tournament which will take place at cricket grounds of schools and colleges in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Pune and Kolkata.IANS