Mick Jagger pledges charity donations for stand-out performances in Oval Test

Mick Jagger has pledged to donate £ 20,000 to Chance to Shine each time a player from either team scores a century or claims a carry of five wickets in the final summer test at The Oval.

He will also donate £ 10,000 for every half century or three lands.

Jagger, the singer of the Rolling Stones, has a long association with cricket. Son of a physical education teacher and cricket lover, he has been a regular face on matches around the world, including appearances during the World Cups and Ashes, in Ireland's first test match against Pakistan in Malahide in May.

"I follow England, the game in general, in fact, from wherever it is in the world and I thought it would be a fun way to earn some money so that Chance would shine," Jagger said. "It's been an exciting series that has made people talk about cricket, so let's reflect: with every inspiring performance a new fan arrives and the younger these fans are, the better for the future of cricket."

"Without pressure about Joe Root guys or Virat Kohli, although the bigger they go in the Oval, the better! "

Jagger was also a major investor in the early years of CricInfo (as he was known.) In 1997, while touring with the Rolling Stones in the US, he teamed up with the website through a new company, Jagged Internetworks, to make sure he could control England's progress in the Akai Singer Champions Trophy in the United Arab Emirates, a tournament that England finally won under the captaincy of Adam Hollioake

Chance to Shine, the organization A charity committed to bringing cricket to the state school and other communities, she is encouraging cricket fans to follow Sir Mick's example and give £ 20 for a century or five wickets and £ 10 for a 50 or three wic kets. donations will be matched pound-for-pound by the England and Wales Cricket Board through September 30. Donations can be made at chancetoshine.org/donate

Since 2005, Chance to Shine has given more of four million children the opportunity to play cricket.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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