One of the most recognized and successful women’s cricketers of Indian, Mithali Raj, has been roped in as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team at the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCW).
The team is all set to play the finals at Lord’s which is scheduled just before the start of the ICC World Cup. In this initiative to support the Indian Street Child Cricket team, Mithali will be joined by the likes of Rajasthan Royals and Sourav Ganguly.
Announcing her support for the team, Mithali shared her excitement of being the goodwill ambassador for the Indian team at the Street Child Cricket World Cup and said “As an athlete, I know the true potential that sports can play in not just changing a child’s reality, but also garnering public support for children who live on the streets. India has over 20 lakh street-connected children and there lies our nation’s untapped potential.”
She is also quite thrilled about the tournament being gender equal as the boy and the girls will play together in a single team, which itself is revolutionary. There are two teams that are formed by Hope foundation; India North and India South.
The Street Child Cricket World Cup is one of a kind tournament that is organized by Street Child United (SCU) which is an organization that is based in the UK. SCU is known for organizing street child sporting tournaments across the world