Bringing The World Together Through Street Cricket
The 9th Inner City World Cup will take place on Friday 29 August at The MCC Indoor School at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The annual event, run by Cricket for Change and sponsored by Investec, brings together young Londoners from different communities through cricket to teach them about different cultures, encourage community cohesion and friendship. The Inner City World Cup as a ‘Street20’cricket competition, and young people choose to represent either their own country of birth or their parent’s country of birth.
Last year’s winners Bangladesh will compete alongside England, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the West Indies in the hotly contested main competition throughout the morning. Following this, the second half of the day will see teams mix together for an afternoon of fun and entertainment.
Susie Robbie from sponsor Investec, says, “This is a competition we are honoured to support. Using cricket as a means to encourage positive values, and the fresh perspectives of the young players makes working with Cricket for Change refreshing, motivating and extremely rewarding”.
Alex Bassan, Development Officer from Cricket for Change, adds, “Over the past 8 years the ICWC has been a celebration of pride, leadership and teamwork amongst a diverse group of young people. Our partnership with Investec has been the positive catalyst in giving this opportunity to those young people”.