The ICC Champions Trophy made a stop at London Tigers Sports Complex, Southall on Saturday 27th May as part of its global tour by Nissan, alongside the ICC Women’s World Cup trophy.
Special guest former England cricketer, Isa Guha, attended to play with the children and take photos. Over 200 people attended to take photos with the iconic trophies and local children participated in the cricket activities, which included catching, bowling and batting drills and a three-way tournament representing England, India and Bangladesh. The Bangladesh team won the match, securing the prize of tickets to the women’s World Cup final, kindly offered by Nissan.
“This amazing global opportunity has helped London Tigers in its mission inspire people from disadvantaged background to have aspirations for their future,” said Mesba Ahmed, CEO of London Tigers. “I’d like to thank our die-hard cricket fan Abdus Salam who worked to make this tour stop possible. Abdus has been with us since the London Tigers Cricket Committee formed in 2008 and currently is its Senior Vice Chairman as well as the President of the BCSA.”
The Nissan ICC Trophy tour began its journey in March in India, before travelling through Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It arrived in the United Kingdom on 2nd May and is touring the country before the ICC games begin on 1st June.
London Tigers Sports Complex runs cricket sessions for the community and is currently setting up a junior team. Our state of the art nets and pitches are available to hire.
London Tigers is an award winning charity that works across London and beyond engaging disadvantaged communities to improve their lives. We provide a range of services that Develop People’s Skills, Keep Communities Safe, Improve Health & Wellbeing, Provide Sporting Pathways and International Aid. Our vision is for a world where every individual has the opportunity to fulfil their dreams. Find out more at www.londontigers.org