A humanitarian initiative supporting cricket-loving communities.
We are forever dedicated to addressing to the desperate shortage of cricket kit in developing countries around the world with the endless supply of quality new & pre-loved cricket gear in well resourced countries.
Despite monumental challenges posed by the Covid pandemic, the Cricket Kindness Project Kit Recycling Programme continued collecting & upcycling cricket vast amounts of equipment in 2020, 2021 & 2022 and redistributing cricket goodwill to needy cricketing communities.
For the past six years, the Cricket Kindness Project (formerly the Children's Cricket Charity) has given thousands of children, teenagers & adults throughout Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad, Nevis, Guyana, 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. If you would like to support the Cricket Kindness initiative we would be so grateful. Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cricketkindnessproject >
The Cricket Kindness Project was inspired by a heartfelt determination to make the world a happier place for cricket loving communities unable to access proper equipment and uniforms. Cricket Kindness relies on crowdfunding to continue. Every donation, small or big makes a difference.
A wonderful morning celebrating our legendary Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Sir Vivian Richards 70th birthday on March 7th, 2022 at Antigua Grammar School to donate a large haul of equipment.
Old Road Primary School and Urlings Primary School were delighted to receive much needed cricket gear for their PE departments. Urlings Primary students were especially excited to meet Sir Andy Roberts who came to help present kit to the school in the village where he grew up.
Since 2017, the Cricket Kindness Project has worked alongside Ridley Jacobs, the coordinator of school cricket at the Antigua Ministry of Sport to deliver cricket gear into under-resourced government schools. Thanks to our recent kit contribution, Jacobs, a retired West Indies wicket-keeper & captain was able to reinstate the combined schools cricket programme in April after a long break due to Covid.
At Golden Grove Primary School the Hon. Daryll Matthew, the Resident British Commissioner to Antigua, Ms Lyndsy Thompson, the British High Commissioner to Barbados, Mr Scott Furressdon-Wood and Commander, Chris Hollingworth from the HMS Medway attended our Cricket Kindness Equipment Donation. What a brilliant morning it was!
Villa Primary in urban St. Johns in the capital of Antigua.
Girls & women's cricket in the Caribbean remains an important focus. We were pleased to donate a bag of amazing kit to the Under 19's Antigua female team.
Our heartwarming clip outlining the positive impact Cricket Kindness is having in the Caribbean. Immense thanks to GruberVision.
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!
Here is Cricket Kindness Ambassador, Chris Lewis's reaction to mountains of quality new & up-cycled cricket kit we 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 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.
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 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 >
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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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ABS News Stories covering our 2021 CRICKET KINDNESS PROJECT in the twin island nation of ANTIGUA & BARBDUDA.
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 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 >
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
Impact - Equipment delivered around the world to date.
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.
Sir Richie Richardson
Sir Viv Richards