India vs England test is creating a major buzz in the world of cricket as India will aim to settle the test series with respectable 3-2 against England. The eyes of sports lovers, including singer Mick Jagger are eagerly waiting to witness the last test match between India and England in the ongoing five test match series on Friday at The Oval.
Sir Michael Philip Jagger, known professionally as Mick Jagger, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones artist, has announced that he will be donating £20,000 to 'Chance to Shine' everytime batsmen from either side scores a century or a bowler claim a five-wicket haul in the final Test at the Oval, which starts from September 7. The singer also added that an additional £10,000 will be credited to the Chance to Shine for every half-century or three-wicket haul.
Commenting on this innovative way to donate money, Jagger in a report in ESPN Cricinfo was quoted as saying, "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."
The 'Chance to Shine', is an England based charity which pledges to bring cricket back into the state school and other communities. The charity has urged the cricket enthusiasts across the globe to follow Jagger's lead and contribute £20 for a century or five-wicket haul and £10 for 50 or three wickets. It has been reported that the charity since 2005 has given opportunities to more than four million children the chance to play cricket.
Speaking on the ongoing Test series between England and India, he 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!"
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