Mithali said, "I am excited to join the Street Child Cricket World Cup as a goodwill ambassador for Team India. As an athlete, I know the true potential that sports can play in not just changing a child's reality, but also garnering public support for children who live on the streets.
"India has over 20 lakh street connected children and there lies our nation's untapped potential. As a woman cricketer, I am super thrilled to see that this tournament is gender equal - boys and girls will play together."
Earlier, PTC India Financial Services Ltd. announced its support for the team to create national and international visibility of children.
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