On December 6th 2017, a high level delegation from the Government of Germany visited the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore to evaluate the components of resource efficiency and renewable energy implemented in the stadium as part of the Green Wicket project. The objective of the “Green Wicket” project is to promote environmental awareness to general public through the game of cricket, cricketers as ambassadors and cricket stadiums as demonstration units to showcase eco infrastructure. International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) is the execution partner of this project for Waste Management, Wastewater Management, Water Management and Greenery.
A good indicator for a project success is when the project gets replicated and the Green Wicket project is now being replicated in several stadiums across the country. The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will be replicating this project in three of its new stadiums. The members of the delegation included Dr. Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division, The Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), Government of Germany, Dr. Joerg Nadoll, Senior Policy Officer, BMZ, India, Mr. Wolfgang Koester, Acting Head of Economic Co-operation and Development, German Embassy, Dr. Mrs. Ulrike Reviere, Incoming Country Director, German Agency for Development (GIZ), India, Ms. Claudia Padberg, GIZ and Mr. Nils Medenbach, Principal Country Manager, German Development Bank, India.