Kit donation being put to use in Serbia
The Serbian Cricket Federation has been organising a “Cricket for Migrants” project on behalf of the Republic of Serbia's Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (KIRS). On the back of last month's clothing and kit donation made to Serbia by the Lord's Taverners, and end of season tournament was held on Thursday in the refugee camo in Obrenovac. Around 40 participants took part, divided in to three teams: Pashtun Kings, Punjabi Kings and Peshavar Pakistani.
The teams comprised of players from Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the majority of the refugees and migrants who have remained in Serbia are from. Before the tournament began a part of the consignment sent by the Lord's Taverners was donated to the deputy manager of the Obrenovac camp, Mr. Saša Gavašov. The donated kit was put to the test during the tournament, which saw the Pashtun Kings crowned champions.
The SCF said "we would like to thank both KIRS and the Lord's Taverners for supporting this important project, which has made a big difference to a lot of young men who would otherwise have struggled with the realities of their daily lives."
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