Ganguly named India Ambassador for Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019

Last Modified Sunday, 24 February 2019 (10:49 IST)
Kolkata: Former Indian skipper has been named as Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian Team at the Street Child Cricket World Cup, finals of which will be held at Lords.
 
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Sourav is currently president of the Cricket Association of Bengal(CAB) and president of the editorial board with Wisden India.
 
The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 (SCCWC), being held in May 2019, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, is the first Cricket World Cup for street children. India is set to send two teams put together by Save the Children, The HOPE Foundation, and Karunalaya.
 
Speaking at the Press Conference, Sourav said, “It’s my honour to be an ambassador for the Street Child Cricket World Cup in India. I know from my own experience that sports has the power to inspire and bring out our country's untapped potential.This initiative will help provide a level playing field for children who have for too long been outside the boundary. I endorse the spirit of the initiative and stand with team India as they get ready to play at the prestigious Lord’s Cricket Ground”.
 
Welcoming him on board, Chittapriyo Sadhu, State Program Manager, West Bengal and Assam for said, “It is a matter of great pride for all of us to prepare the Indian Team and Saurav Ganguly’s support and presence will add significant value and encouragement to the team and he will strengthen the team spirit through his focus, passion and commitment to the game”.
 
The tournament is being organised by Street Child United (SCU), a UK based organization, which has a legacy of holding street child tournaments around major sporting festivals like FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Olympics in Brazil, FIFA World Cup Russia and more. The SCCWC will give an opportunity to street children from nine countries to play at the prestigious Lord’s Cricket Ground.The tournament aims to unite people from various nations and spotlight the life of the street children. Off the pitch, the young people will make their voices heard and make recommendations to help improve the lives of street children worldwide. (UNI)