Applications are now being welcomed for the first Street Child Cricket World Cup which will take place in London in May 2019.
The event aims to build on the success of the football-based Street Child World Cup, which next year will take place in Moscow ahead of the FIFA World Cup.
The cricket-based event will happen in the run-up to the official 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, and will unite mixed teams of street-connected girls and boys from across the world to play in an international cricket tournament, a festival of arts and a congress for their rights.
Sri Lankan cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara is backing the tournament. He said: “Sport has the power to bring nations together – it is truly a force for unity. That is why I’m supporting the Street Child Cricket World Cup in London 2019, using our shared passion for cricket to enable some of the world’s most disadvantaged and marginalised children to show their talents, make their voices heard and celebrate the potential of every child, no matter their background.”
If you are working with street-connected young people and want to bring a team to the Street Child Cricket World Cup, register your interest here on the Street Child United website.
The deadline for all expressions of interest is January 2nd, 2018.