Chance to Shine attend discussions on future of English cricket

Chance to Shine were delighted to attend the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Wednesday afternoon, to form part of discussions around the future of English cricket. 

The session examined how to capitalise on an incredible summer for the sport, including a focus on inspiring young people and continuing to grow the game at a grassroots level.

Chief Executive Laura Cordingley represented Chance to Shine on the panel at Portcullis House, Westminster – covering a wide range of topics from the rise of girls’ cricket to the development of the game in urban areas.

“We were very grateful for the opportunity to share our work and future plans with the Select Committee and it’s heartening to know that there is a clear focus on growing the game in schools and at a grassroots level,” said Laura.

“The ECB have made a fantastic commitment to invest more money than ever before in the game, allowing us to work towards the aim of doubling participation in state schools.”

“We know how powerful the sport can be and firmly believe that ever child, no matter where they live, should have the opportunity to play cricket.”

Click here (from 16:40) to watch Laura give evidence.

Click here for more information on how Chance to Shine can support cricket in your school.

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