Six social cricket teams from all corners of the world came together ahead of the Men’s Cricket World Cup Final for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the diversity in which cricket is enjoyed in communities around the world.
Teams from Brazil, Rwanda, Germany, England, Indonesia and India showcased the power and impact of social cricket playing their own version of cricket in the central London fan park, two days ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s Cricket Ground
Criiio, which is a celebration of all things bat and ball, and brings together the 460 million people playing cricket globally, was launched on the eve of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. Teams for the criiio cup have been selected from around the world based on the impact cricket has had on their communities.
The competing teams hailed from a wide variety of community and social cricket initiatives including women’s empowerment and engagement programs, refugee integration initiatives and semi-professional tennis-ball leagues. While competing for the title of criiio cup champions, the teams showcased the adaptability of cricket and the different ways it is enjoyed by millions around the world.