Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sports can change a child’s reality: Mithali Raj

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Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj says sports can not just change a childs reality, but influence public support.

Entertainment One's Peppa Pig is in India for the #PeppaPlaysCricket campaign for the ongoing World Cup. It will culminate on July 7 with Mithali as special guest at the event here. There will also be players from Team India North, Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Mithali is also Goodwill Ambassador of Team India North, the children's team who represented India at Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC).

"It's been an amazing journey to be a Goodwill Ambassador for Team India North at the Street Child Cricket World Cup. A journey that has taken them from the streets to Lord's. I know the true potential that sports can play to not just change a child's reality, but influence public support.

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"So, to be able to support and promote the sport with kids' favourite Peppa and George is just wonderful. Over 20 lakh vulnerable children live on the streets in India – and there lies our nation's untapped potential. I am proud to see Peppa Pig and her little brother George coming to India to play cricket and raise awareness on a cause that is so dear to my heart," Mithali said in a statement.

She will also unveil a special cricket-themed video shot with Peppa, George, players from Team India North, and Soha Ali Khan. The video will go live on Nick Jr. and Voot Kids.

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