Street Child United Cricket World Cup 2019

Magic Bus is proud to announce our participation in the world's first Street Child Cricket World Cup coming to London & Cambridge in 2019

Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup hosted by England & Wales in the summer of 2019, London and Cambridge will be playing host to the inaugural Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC). The creation of Street Child United, creators of the Street Child Football World Cup, the SCCWC will unite street-connected children from around the world to play in their own international cricket tournament to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma and negative treatment they face.

On the pitch, 10 national teams, both girls and boys, will represent their countries. Off the pitch, the young people will make their voices heard and make recommendations to help improve the lives of street children worldwide.

 

Four children from Magic Bus programmes in Mumbai, two boys and two girls, will be representing Team South India. The other half of the team will be made up of kids from Karunalaya, a charity working with street and working children in the city of Chennai. Together, they’ll be competing with kids from around the world for a chance to take part in the SCCWC Final and represent India at Lords Cricket Ground.

“Sport has the power to bring nations together – it is truly a force for unity. That is why I am supporting the Street Child Cricket World Cup in London 2019, using our shared passion for cricket to enable some of the worlds most disadvantaged and marginalised children to show their talents, make their voices heard and celebrate the potential of every child, no matter their background.

 

Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan Cricket Legend, SCCWC Global Ambassador

The SCCWC runs from the 30th April to the 8th May 2019. Keep an eye on the Magic Bus UK Website and our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram in the run-up to, and during, the SCCWC for updates on the tournament and Team South India!

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