The Rolling Stones singer, Mick Jagger has promised to donate £20,000 each time a player from either side scores a century or claims a five-wicket haul in the final Test between England and India at The Oval.
Meanwhile, cricket lover, Mick Jagger is a regular face at cricket stadiums all over the world. He used to watch World Cups and Ashes tours, to Ireland’s maiden Test match against Pakistan at Malahide and many.
“I follow England – the game in general, in fact – from wherever I am in the world and thought this would be a fun way to make some money for Chance to Shine,” Jagger said. “It’s been an exciting series that has got people talking cricket so let’s reflect that; with every inspiring performance comes a new fan and the younger those fans are, the better it is for cricket’s future.
“No pressure on either Joe Root’s guys or Virat Kohli’s – though the bigger they go at the Oval the better!” he added.
Moreover, Mick Jagger will also donate £10,000 for every half-century or three-wicket haul.
Mick Jagger is also an investor of Cricinfo in the early years. In 1997, while on touring the USA, he partnered up with the website through a brand-new company, Jagged Internetworks.
Furthermore, Chance to Shine is one of the trusted charity is encouraging the cricket fans to follow Sir Mick’s lead. They provide £20 for a century or five-wicket haul and £10 for 50 or three wickets. However, all donations will be matched pound for pound by England & Wales Cricket Board until 30 September. Donations can be made at chancetoshine.org/donate.
Meanwhile, since 2005, Chance to Shine has given an opportunity to play cricket to four million children.