Chance to Shine to be an official charity partner of ICC Champions Trophy 2013

The International Cricket Council today announced the three charity partners that will feature during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2013 in England and Wales.

The ICC Champions Trophy, featuring Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies, will be played across three world-class venues  ‘SWALEC, Edgbaston and The Kia Oval’ over 18 days from 6 to 23 June.

During the tournament the ICC will work with the three partners hosting a variety of coaching clinics and visits involving players from the eight participating teams, while also providing tickets to matches and highlighting each of the initiatives at various match days throughout the event.

ICC Chief Executive, David Richardson, said of the three partnerships for the tournament: “I am delighted once again that the ICC is partnering with ThinkWise along with Room to Read to continue promoting both the importance of HIV and AIDS awareness and the education of children around the globe.”

“We are also happy to welcome Chance to Shine, an ECB supported initiative run by the Cricket Foundation to help continue building a legacy of promoting cricket and creating opportunities amongst the younger generations in England and Wales.”

Children involved in Chance to Shine were pictured with the ICC Champions Trophy at an event last Friday (26 April) to mark the two millionth child to benefit from the charitable campaign.

Wasim Khan, Chief Executive of Chance to Shine, said: “We’re delighted to be selected as a local charity partner for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Chance to Shine is keeping cricket alive in UK schools, bringing cricket to two million young people and teaching them key life skills such as team work, leadership and respect.”

“Our campaign is inspiring children through cricket and what better way to excite them about the game than having the best international teams competing on home soil this summer.”

Room to Read is a global non-profit organisation, working to promote literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Africa.

At this year’s ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC will celebrate its 10-year association with UNAIDS to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS which ultimately led to the foundation of the ThinkWise partnership with UNAIDS, UNICEF and the ICC in 2009.


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