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Posted on Feb 01, 03:48PM | IBNS

Mumbai, Feb 1 : Members of the India women's cricket team on Friday visited Colaba Primary Municipal Marathi School to inaugurate a library funded and established by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The visit showed the players' support for Room to Read, a global non-profit organisation that aims to promote literacy and gender equality in education across Asian and African countries.

As part of the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 commitment towards the local community in one of the host cities, Mumbai, the ICC is supporting a Room to Read initiated campaign, the 'Checkout Challenge' - which provides access for children to quality education and enhances cricket's positive contribution to the society.

India captain Mithali Raj and pace bowler Jhulan Goswami visited the school and spent time with students in the school's Room to Read library.

The visit included a special storybook reading session, a reading ladder game and an autograph session.

ICC Commercial Partner, Emirates, is supporting this initiative by donating educational and informative local language children's books to the library.