India will host the Street Child Cricket WorldCup (SCCW 2023) in September, continuing a tradition that began in 2019. The SCCW 2023) Cup will take place before the 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup, which will be held in the nation. Children from 16 nations will compete in a mixed-gender cricket tournament, an arts festival, and a congress to defend the rights of street children throughout the world over the course of ten days for the coveted title.
Street-connected children and young people will participate in a mixed-gender cricket competition, an arts festival, and a congress to advocate for the rights of street children throughout the world. The event will be held for the second time in 2023. In 2019, eight teams played in the inaugural tournament in London/Cambridge, with Team India South emerging triumphant after defeating hosts England in a highly contested final.
The champions will defend their title in 2023 against seven other Indian teams representing organizations from all throughout the nation. Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, England, Hungary, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe will all be represented.
Street Child Cricket World Cup is a global platform that allows street children to connect, share their stories, and present their human rights demands to the world, including the right to identity, access to education, protection from violence, access to health care, and other basic rights that the world’s estimated 150 million street children are frequently denied.
Speaking about the goals of the Street Child Cricket World Cup, Street Child United’s founder and CEO John Wroe said, “The SCCWC will be a catalyst for one million young people globally receiving identity for the very first time. 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.”