Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Paytm joined hands to bring kids from an orphanage and give them a world-class international cricket match experience at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Children from the BOSCO Centre, Somanahalli, were invited for as part of KSCA-Paytm's special initiative. They watched the India-Australia second T20I on Wednesday (February 27).

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BOSCO Life Skill Training Centre, Somanahalli, deals with 10 core skills (given by WHO) namely self-awareness, effective communication, critical thinking, decision-making, coping with emotion, empathy, interpersonal relationship, creative thinking, problem solving and coping with stress. The kids from the centre enjoyed the high-scoring contest which was won by Australia.

One of the students who attended the match as part of the initiative said: “I am happy to be here and watch an international cricket match first-time ever in my life and enjoyed the match and seeing my favourite cricketers live.”

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KSCA official spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya said, “We at KSCA are always committed to give back to the society in various ways and this is certainly one of the most special ways. We ensured the kids were brought here safely, seated comfortably and are also provided food and water.”

KSCA president Sanjay Desai and the association’s secretary Sudhakar Rao were also present to greet the kids. Paytm was represented by its senior vice president Milind Pathak.