How the Street Child Cricket World Cup is a game changer for Sopna.
The 16-year-old went on an incredible journey to go from the streets of Bangladesh to playing at Lord’s.
When Sopna Akter walked on to the hallowed turf at Lords for the Street Child Cricket World Cup, it was the culmination of an incredible journey from the streets of Bangladesh.
The 16-year-old was one of the street-connected kids aged 13-17 from Bangladesh, England, India, Mauritius, Nepal, Tanzania and West Indies who gathered at the home of cricket for the inaugural tournament.
But it was far from a straightforward journey for any of them.
Sopna needed the chief executive of LEEDO in Dhaka, Forhad Hossain, to selflessly take legal guardianship of her and the other players on her team just so they could obtain the identity documents and passports to play.