STREET CHILD CRICKET WORLD CUP

London 2019

 

A Cricket World Cup for street children

We are organising the first Cricket World Cup for street-connected children ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

The Street Child Cricket World Cup will unite street 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, eight 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.

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Harnessing the power of cricket

Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport, played by over 120 million people and loved by 3 billion fans worldwide.

With the world looking to England and Wales in 2019 for the ICC Cricket World Cup, the Street Child Cricket World Cup will provide a level playing field for street-connected children to be seen and their voices heard – inspiring their countries and communities to better protect, respect and support street children everywhere.

Find out more

 

Millions of children are surviving on the streets around the world

The United Nations estimates there are up to 150 million children surviving on the streets today.

There are many different factors that may force a child onto the streets; war, poverty, family breakdown, natural disaster or socio-economic collapse are all common causes.

Life on the streets is very dangerous, instead of receiving support, these children are often blamed for their circumstances and stigmatised. As a result they are marginalised and mistreated. Their rights are routinely abused and their voices are rarely heard.

The widespread stigma these children face is one of the biggest barriers stopping them from accessing the vital protection, respect and support they need to realise their fullest potential.

Our goal is to change this.

 

Be on our team

“Cricket is a sport about passion from the Caribbean to Australasia and everywhere in between. Imagine the impact of speaking to so many people worldwide. We can really help transform the way street children are seen and treated.”

David Garrido, Sky Sports Presenter