The Community Cricket Program (CCP) is a cricket and leadership development program in Bhubaneswar, Odihsa for young people who have previously been part of PSD’s programs.
Duration: October 2022 – Ongoing
Since October 2022, PSD has been implementing the CCP in Bhubaneswar, Odisha with young people between the ages of 13-16 years, who have previously been a part of PSD’s programs. The CCP provides children, belonging to marginalized slum communities in Bhubaneswar, access to a cricket and leadership program, which includes the provision of weekly cricket and life-skills training, along with the provision of cricket equipment. The program leverages the power of cricket to improve the participants’ technical, physical and life skills, as well as create a level-playing field for young people of all genders.
In September 2023, 8 CCP participants will travel to Chennai, India, to participate in the Street Child Cricket World Cup (SCCWC). Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, the SCCWC uses the power of cricket to provide a global platform for marginalized and street-connected young people to be heard, so they can receive the support and opportunities that every child is entitled to.
PSD sees the CCP as an opportunity to enable young people from Odisha to leverage the sport of cricket to be heard and develop leadership to drive social change in their communities.