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.
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.