Cricketer Mithali Raj has been named as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team for the Street Child Cricket World Cup. She will join former captain Saurav Ganguly and IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in supporting the team India for the Street Child Cricket World Cup.
Street Child Cricket World Cup :
The first ever Cricket World Cup for street children will take place ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. The Street Child Cricket World Cup aims to 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. Off the pitch, these young people will also make their voices heard and make recommendations to help improve the lives of street children worldwide.
Mithali Dorai Raj was born on 3 December 1982. She is an Indian cricketer and the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team in Tests and ODI.Often regarded as one of the greatest batswomen to have ever played the game, she is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only female cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run mark in WODIs.