Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023: 7 Indian teams to take part

Street Child Cricket World Cup will take place in Chennai from the 23rd of September. Here is a look at what is the thought process behind the event.

Street Child United in partnership with the Shree Daya Foundation will be organising the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023. This will be the second edition of the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) with the first edition held in London in 2019 before the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Just like its inaugural edition the second edition will be following and will be held just days before the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023

The Street Child Cricket World Cup will begin on the 23rd of September and will conclude by the 30th of September. The matches of the Street Cricket World Cup will take place in Chennai at Amir Mahal. Amir Mahal is the official residence of the Nawab of Arcot and his family. Alongside the hosts, India there will be another 13 nations which will participate in the tournament. These nations are Bangladesh, Burundi, England, Hungary, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. There are 7 teams which will be participating from India representing different parts of the country. The teams just like the first edition will be a mix of boys and girls. 


Here is a list of teams from India:

  • Bucket List

An organization called Bucket List helps disadvantaged kids and teenagers. Its goal is to envision a society in which everyone has the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their full potential. The initial goal was to grant every child (or Bucketeer) the capacity to dream, hope and achieve. Bucket List believes that participating in a tournament like the SCCWC 2023 will help strengthen the work of their group at an elementary level.


CHETNA or Childhood Enhancement Through Training and Action has a specific interest in street-connected kids, particularly girls. Its objective is to empower children through education and action in an effort to end the cycle of poverty and to ensure their access to the fundamental human rights of protection, education, healthcare, participation and possibilities for a living. Its goal is to create a society that values children’s rights and cares for them. CHETNA believes that their participation will allow their team’s children to raise awareness of street children’s rights and protection.

  • Hope

Hope Kolkata Foundation was created to provide youngsters living in disadvantaged situations and on the streets with protection and opportunities for growth. Its goal is to encourage the growth of underserved societal groups through collaboration and capacity building. To raise their standard of living, children who are living on the streets or in slums need special care and attention. The Hope Foundation just like its name aims to provide hope in the lives of children living on the streets that they are capable of doing great things.

  • Karunalaya

Karunalaya along with Magic Bus formed Team South in the inaugural edition of SCCWC in 2019. Team South won the inaugural edition in 2019. Since 1995, the nonprofit organization Karunalaya has been assisting Chennai’s working and street children with safety and rehabilitation. The mission of Karunalaya is to build a society that honours and respects every child, gives the most disadvantaged members of the community equal opportunities, and does it without discrimination. Their participation in SCCWC 2023 will be used to advocate for the issues with its government.

  • Magic Bus

Magic Bus was part of the Team South that won the inaugural edition of SCCWC in 2019 in London. One million children and teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18 have experienced life-changing changes because of Magic Bus since its founding in 1999. By allowing kids to finish their secondary education and put off getting married, Magic Bus gives them the tools they need to develop and break free from the cycle of poverty. Magic Bus will utilize the competition as a platform to raise awareness about the difficulties encountered by kids who live on the streets.

  • Pro Sport Development (PSD)

A social venture called Pro Sport Development (PSD) was founded in 2013 with the goal of advancing youth empowerment and sports development in India. PSD thinks that their participation at SCCWC 2023 is a crucial step in promoting and raising awareness about how sport can benefit children and youth, especially those from underprivileged and marginalized groups in society.

  • Salaam Baalak Trust India

Literally, the Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) is a trust that “salutes a child.” At the core of its work is honouring the unwavering spirit of street children without regard to gender, religion, caste, colour, or nationality. SBT thinks that by sending a team to SCCWC 2023, its street-connected youth will become more aware of their challenging circumstances and establish a nurturing environment that can promote both physical and mental development.

Street Child United

Street Child United as an organisation has helped change many lives through its multiple events. Alongside the Cricket World Cups, Street Child has also organised Street Child World Cups in Brazil (2014), Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022). They also organised the Street Child Games in Brazil (2016). They have changed the lives of close to 1,000 children by securing passports, reaching as many as 12 governments and supporting 35 projects with legacy funding. Their vision is the help children associated with streets with 4 primary needs. These 4 needs are Identity, Protection, Right to Education and Gender Equality.