New Delhi, Apr 16: Indian Women's team captain Mithali Raj, has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of the Team India at the Street Child Cricket World Cup. Mithali joined Saurav Ganguly and Rajasthan Royals in supporting the Indian Team as they gear up for the final match at Lords, just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in May this year. “I am excited to join the Street Child Cricket World Cup as a Goodwill Ambassador for Team India,' Mithali said.
'India has over 20L street connected children and there lies our nation’s untapped potential,' she added. As an athlete, I know the true potential that sports can play in not just changing a child’s reality, but also garnering public support for children who live on the streets. 'As a woman cricketer, I am super thrilled to see that this tournament is gender equal- boys and girls will play together. Playing at Lord’s is a dream for many, which has become a reality for these young champions and I look forward to following their game,” she further said. Earlier, PTC India Financial Services Ltd also announced their support for the team to create national and international visibility of Children in Street Situation. (UNI)