England v India, 30 June 2019, Edgbaston.
An ICC Men's Cricket World Cup match like no other…
The world’s greatest cricket celebration is in England and Wales in 2019. As the pinnacle of one-day cricket, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 will provide the platform to connect communities and transform children’s lives around the world.
The England v India match at Edgbaston on 30 June is special. The world’s top ranked one-day sides will compete in an eye-watering encounter on the pitch, while the sell-out crowd and global audience are part of the #OneDay4Children celebrations around it. The match promises to be a highlight of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 for anyone watching at Edgbaston, in the Birmingham Fanzone or following the action on TV or online.
The unique spectator experience will include:
- 25,000 spectators in sell-out stadium
- Edgbaston turning light blue in support of UNICEF
- Billions watching the #OD4C-themed broadcast on TV around the world
- Exclusive #OneDay4Children content
- Sachin Tendulkar and other celebrities live on pitch
- Players supporting the campaign and wearing branded kit
- Kids takeovers
- Unique #OD4C activations and entertainment
- Live TV and in stadium fundraising
At the OneDay4Children match, the kids are taking over!
We have recruited three special cricket fans to be our ‘Playground Pundits’ for the day. You’ll see them taking-over our social media channels, on the field of play, making PA announcements and much more. Perhaps these guys will even show Nasser how it’s done!
Here they are...
Cricket Club: St Albans
Favourite Cricket shot: Hook shot
“I believe cricket helps build sportsmanship spirit, enjoy winning and face losing. It certainly helps to become a team player. It helps develop multiple skills playing different positions. Thus, a lot of fun and learning through play.”
Position: Square leg fielder/All Rounder
Cricket Club: Bromley
Favourite Cricket Shot: Sweep
“I think cricket is a good sport for all children to play, as it is exciting and action packed. You can learn teamwork and coordination skills and it gets people off their consoles."
Position: Point/ Spin Bowler
Cricket Club: North London
Favourite Bowling style: Leg Spin
“Cricket is an internationally-recognised sport that helps kids develop physically and mentally. It also helps with confidence as well as to believe in themselves. It helps kids to learn to be part of a team and share a common goal. Cricket requires four different skill sets: batting, bowling, fielding and wicketkeeping, which all require different mindsets. It also improves strategic thinking as tactics must change depending on match situation.”