We are currently collecting masses of cricket gear in England & raising funds to send out the next round of CRICKET KINDNESS SHIPMENTS in 2021!
Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project managed to collect & upcycle equipment in 2020 & raised funds to ship vast amounts of cricket goodwill to Nevis & Antigua!
For the past five years, Cricket Kindness has given thousands of children, teenagers & adults throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Sri Lanka, Fiji, The Solomon Islands, Nepal, Sierra Leone & Australia the simple joy of access to equipment to play the great game of cricket.
We are forever dedicated to addressing to endless supply of quality new & pre-loved cricket gear in well resourced countries, with the desperate shortage of cricket kit in developing countries around the world.
Cricket Kindness currently fundraises to pay the transportation costs of shipping cricket goodwill around the world. This season we are looking for 500 families to each donate 5 pounds. We are so very grateful to our supporters for helping make cricket magic happen for under-resourced cricket-loving communities! Thank you for your support.
Cricket Kindness News.
Cricket loving youngsters Nepal were ecstatic to receive a huge bag of proper cricket equipment sent to the Baridya Oriented Youth Society from England. The Society in the rural Lumibini Province of Nepal was set up to support disadvantaged teenagers by a group of friends, including Himanshu Pokharel, a local teacher, after seeing many children in his area playing with a single broken bat, an old tennis ball & a pile of bricks for stumps.
Rural primary schools were delighted to receive junior equipment recently as part of our donation to the Foundation of Goodness.
The schools include;
Malawenna Kanishta in Viduhala
Sirisumana Kanishta Vidyalaya in Rathgama
Jayanthi Model School in Hikkaduwa
Kalupe Vishaka Kanishta Vidyalaya in Kalupe
Cricket Kindness sent another huge shipment of kit to Antigua from England in our ongoing commitment to grass roots cricket in impoverished communities in the twin island country of Antigua & Barbuda. The gear was distributed throughout primary and secondary schools by the Ministry of Sports with whom Cricket Kindness works closely. Antigua & Barbuda 2021 >
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The Caribbean island of Nevis, sister isle to St Kitts received 3 pallets of cricket equipment goodwill collected in England and shipped to the capital, Charlestown. The kit was donated to the Nevis Cricket Association & will go a long way to boosting the spirit of cricket on the tiny Caribbean island. Nevis 2021>
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A 40-ft container of cricket equipment and training gear shipped from Australia has been donated to Sri Lanka Cricket. The kit was distributed to 25 schools throughout Northern Sri Lanka after being used in an impressive U15 cricket tournament conducted by the Jaffna District Cricket Association on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket to identify talented young cricketers.
A container packed with cricket gear collected in Sydney & shipped to Bridgetown was unloaded at Kensington Oval, June 20, 2019. Masses of cricket goodwill was gifted to thirty government Primary & Secondary schools between June 24th - 28th, 2019. Barbados 2019 >
For the second time in fourteen months, a huge Cricket Kindness goodwill consignment was donated to the Antiguan Ministry of Sports. The container shipped from Sydney was unloaded at the Ministry in St. John's on Jan 31, 2019. To date, 42 Primary Schools, 12 Secondary Schools and 8 college teams have received desperately needed kit to play the game at the heart of Caribbean life. Antigua & Barbuda 2019 > and Antigua & Barbuda 2017
Measurable Positive Impact - Equipment delivered to date.
The Cricket Kindness Mission was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms.
Enormous thanks to Andreas Gruber, from GruberVision for editing the clip below.
NOV 2017 Antigua Broadcasting Service TV News Story filmed at
Five Islands Primary School, ANTIGUA.
Children's Cricket Charity Clip filmed at
St. George Secondary School, BARBADOS in Nov 2017.
Sir Richie Richardson
Sir Viv Richards