Cricket Current Affairs - 2019
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Cricketer Mithali Raj has been named as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian team for the Street Child Cricket World Cup. She will join former captain Saurav Ganguly and IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals in supporting the team India for the Street Child Cricket World Cup.
Street Child Cricket World Cup
The first ever Cricket World Cup for street children will take place ahead of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.
The Street Child Cricket World Cup aims to unite street children from around the world to play in their own international cricket tournament to raise awareness and tackle the widespread stigma and negative treatment they face. Off the pitch, these young people will also make their voices heard and make recommendations to help improve the lives of street children worldwide.
The Wisden has named Virat Kohli as the Leading Cricketer of the Year for 2018.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is joined by Tammy Beaumont, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Rory Burns.
- Indian player Smriti Mandhana bagged the Women’s Leading Cricketer of the Year.
- Rashid Khan of Afghanistan bagged the Leading T20 Cricketer of the Year.
Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year
Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year represent a tradition that dates back in Wisden to 1889. This makes Wisden’s oldest individual award in cricket. The selection is at the will of the editor. The editor chooses cricketers based n their “influence on the previous English season”.