This Sunday 7th August the world famous Lord's cricket ground is playing host to a tournament unique in the cricketing calendar.
Twelve countries will be represented by young people now living in London - the most ethnically diverse city in the world.
Somalia, Kenya, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, Jamaica, Australia, Sri Lanka, Barbados, Guyana, Pakistan and England are all being represented.
The players can represent countries that either they or their parents were born in.
The Lord's Taverners Inner City World Cup celebrates the many housing estates programmes the "Opportunities Through Cricket" charity delivers.
Former England spin ace and OTC president Phil Tufnel said: "Our coaches work on some of the most deprived estates in London.
"This tournament will give the young players they work with the chance to shine in the most famous cricketing venue in the world."
The best players in the tournament - a true celebration of multi-cultural London - will be selected to play for a World XI.
The World Xl will play three matches one of which will be against the London County Cricket Club. "Opportunities Through Cricket" Development Officer and tournament organiser Andy Welsh said: "With the young players having the chance of playing in the
World XI against past and present cricket professionals this tournament could offer them a real life changing opportunity."
Journalists and Photographers are welcome at the MCC ndoor School at Lord's Cricket Ground between 10am and 8.30pm.
For more information contact Andy Welsh
Tel No: 07786 238168
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