Monty Panesar supports the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

Posted on the 30th October 2018

England cricketer Monty Panesar is supporting the Street Child Cricket World Cup London and Cambridge 2019 as an Ambassador of the event. The Street Child Cricket World Cup will take place in May 2019, with the final being played at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

A left-arm spin bowler, Panesar was part of England’s victorious 2009 Ashes side, memorably batting with James Anderson for the last 11 overs of England’s second innings to secure a draw in the first Test in Cardiff.

Panesar visited our partner organisation Magic Bus in Mumbia and met some of the young people they support. Magic Bus uses a Childhood to Livelihood approach to help children and young people break out of the crushing cycle of poverty. They will form a coalition with Karunalaya to represent India South at the Street Child Cricket World Cup.

Panesar said: “I can’t wait to welcome the young people I’ve met today to London for the Street Child Cricket World Cup and see them play at Lord’s – it is an opportunity for us to get behind these young people and demand that governments and societies take action so all children have the opportunities and support they need to fulfil their potential.”

Find out more about the Street Child Cricket World Cup by watching the video below or clicking here.