A humanitarian initiative supporting cricket-loving communities.


The Cricket Kindness Mission

We are forever dedicated to addressing to the desperate shortage of cricket kit in developing countries around the world with endless supply of quality new & pre-loved cricket gear in well resourced countries. 

 

Now that 2022 is upon us, the CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT 2022 GEAR APPEAL is in full swing! 

 

Despite monumental challenges posed by the ongoing Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project Kit Recycling Program has managed to continue collecting & upcycling cricket vast amounts of equipment in 2020 & 2021. 

 

For the past five years, Cricket Kindness (formerly the Children's Cricket Charity) 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. 

 

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you enjoy having a look around. 

 

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Tickets on sale now for our Cricket Kindness Benefit Dinner

March 8th, 2022 at Catherine's Café  in Antigua. 



Our heartwarming new video clip. 



The Cricket Kindness Project relies on crowdfunding through our JUST GIVING page. 

Every penny donated helps keep our initiative going and we are so grateful for your support. 

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindnessproject >


2022 Cricket Kindness Shipments arriving soon!



Watch Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Chris Lewis's reaction to mountains of quality new & up-cycled cricket kit shipped in late 2021! Chris grew up in Guyana and knows first hand what it is like not to have proper equipment to play the game you love. 

Cricket Kindness Ambassador, retired England cricketer, Chris Lewis re-gripping up-cycled bats.
Cricket Kindness Ambassador, retired England cricketer, Chris Lewis re-gripping up-cycled bats.


Cricket Kindness Project Kit Contributions continuing streaming in.

Please get in touch if you can help with quality equipment.

The more we collect, the more communities we can help!


April 2021 - NEPAL                    Bardiya Oriented Youth Society benefits from inaugural kit donation.

Cricket loving youngsters Nepal were ecstatic to receive a huge bag of cricket equipment sent to the Bardiya 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.   



March 2021 - Sri Lankan          primary schools gifted junior kit bags.

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  




Jan 2021 - Cricket Kindness Shipment Lands in Antigua.

Cricket Kindness sent another huge shipment of kit to Antigua from England in Jan 2021 as part of 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 >

 

Read more below...

https://antiguabreakingnews.com/local-news/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment-to-antigua/

 

https://antiguanewsroom.com/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment-to-antigua/ 

 

https://pointville.ag/2021/01/15/cricket-kindness-project-donates-a-quantity-of-gear-and-equipment/

 

Cricket Kindness Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson (navy shirt) and Antigua Sports Commissioner, Hon. Colin James (pink shirt) donate kit to JT Ambrose School, Antigua.
Cricket Kindness Ambassadors, Sir Richie Richardson (navy shirt) and Antigua Sports Commissioner, Hon. Colin James (pink shirt) donate kit to JT Ambrose School, Antigua.

Jan 2021 - Cricket Goodwill Arrives in Nevis.

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>

Read more here...

https://www.nevispages.com/nevis-receives-signficant-supply-of-cricket-gear/

Augustine Merchant, from Nevis Cricket Association presents Nevis Ministry of Education representative with equipment donation by the Cricket Kindness Project for the children of Nevis. 27 Feb, 2021.
Augustine Merchant, from Nevis Cricket Association presents Nevis Ministry of Education representative with equipment donation by the Cricket Kindness Project for the children of Nevis. 27 Feb, 2021.

ABS News Stories covering our 2021 CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT in the twin island nation of ANTIGUA & BARBDUDA.

CT Samuel Primary School, Antigua.
CT Samuel Primary School, Antigua.

Primary school children in Nevis presented with Cricket Kindness equipment goodwill at ceremony held on 27 Feb, 2021.
Primary school children in Nevis presented with Cricket Kindness equipment goodwill at ceremony held on 27 Feb, 2021.


March 2020 - Huge Cricket Kindness distribution in Sri Lanka.

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. 


Officials from Cricket Sri Lanka & the Jaffna District Cricket Association pictured with a massive Cricket Kindness equipment donation shipped from Australia.
Officials from Cricket Sri Lanka & the Jaffna District Cricket Association pictured with a massive Cricket Kindness equipment donation shipped from Australia.

June 2019 - Cricket Goodwill Container Arrives in Barbados.

A huge 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 >

BARBADOS container arrives at Kensington Oval for temporary storage during Cricket Kindness BARBADOS 2019.
BARBADOS container arrives at Kensington Oval for temporary storage during Cricket Kindness BARBADOS 2019.

CBC SPORTSNIGHT Story on the 2019 CRICKET KINDNESS MISSION in BARBADOS filmed with our Ambassador, Tino Best. 

Sri Lankan youngsters pictured with Cricket Sri Lanka Honorary Treasurer, Mohan Da Silva at St. Patrick's College, Jaffna. participating
Sri Lankan youngsters pictured with Cricket Sri Lanka Honorary Treasurer, Mohan Da Silva at St. Patrick's College, Jaffna. participating

Frederick Smith Secondary School, Barbados, June 24, 2019
Frederick Smith Secondary School, Barbados, June 24, 2019
Barbados Nation, July 23, 2019
Barbados Nation, July 23, 2019
A De Costa Edwards Primary School, Barbados June 2019.
A De Costa Edwards Primary School, Barbados June 2019.


Barbados Today, June 27, 2019
Barbados Today, June 27, 2019

Jan 2019 - Massive Cricket Goodwill Container for Antigua & Barbuda.

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, 37 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 Impact - Equipment delivered to date.

9450

cricket bats

13500 

cricket balls

2500

pairs gloves

3800

pairs  pads


2250

helmets

1900

wickets

7000

cricket 

hats




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 heartwarming clip below in 2018. 

Sport makes a profound & positive impact on individuals, communities and wider society.  
Thousands of children throughout the world continue to benefit from equipment donations. This 2018 clip contains special messages from Children's Cricket Charity Ambassadors in the Caribbean; Sir Richie Richardson, Sir Viv Richards, Desmond Haynes & Ridley Jacobs. 


 

Our very first CRICKET KINDNESS MISSION in ANTIGUA occurred in NOV 2017!  This ABS TV News Story was filmed at Five Islands Primary School in ANTIGUA, where our founding Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Richie Richardson went to primary school as a young boy. 



Our first CRICKET KINDNESS MISSION in BARBADOS in NOV 2017! This clip kindly created by JPHP in Barbados was filmed at St. George Secondary School, BARBADOS in Nov 2017. 




Sir Richie Richardson

Ridley Jacobs

Gus Logie

Sir Viv Richards

Tino Best