A unique ten-day event of the Street Child Cricket World Cup will take place in India next year, a few weeks ahead of the Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, and will feature 22 teams of street children from 16 countries in a mixed-gender tournament. This will be the second edition with the inaugural one hosted by London/England in 2019 between eight teams where India South came up as the champion. The event will be organised by Save the Children and India (Bal Raksha Bharat).
Teams from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, England, Hungary, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe will also take part in the event along with the previous eight teams from the inaugural edition.
Excited to be working alongside Save the Children India: SCCWC CEO
Street Child United’s founder and CEO John Wroe mentioned that the event in India will enhance the identity of one million young people globally and was confident of achieving it with the help of the whole world. He also added that the uniqueness of the event will allow people to get aware of the negative perceptions against street children and revealed his excitement over working with Save the Children India.
“The SCCWC will be a catalyst for One million young people globally receiving identity for the very first time. This is our legacy challenge for the 2nd SCCWC. It will be achieved because the whole world will conspire with us,” Street Child United’s founder and CEO John Wroe told as quoted by News 18.
“This is a unique event that can show the world how cricket is helping give street children a voice to challenge the negative perceptions they face. We are extremely excited to be working alongside Save the Children India to deliver the SCCWC 2023. This is a unique event that can show the world how cricket is helping give street children a voice to challenge the negative perceptions associated with their situation. It is a universal call for governments to ensure that street children everywhere are better protected, and granted access to basic services that so many of us take for granted,” he added.