England cricketers spend time with NGO kids

Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) England cricketers including captain Eoin Morgan were seen with a posse of kids from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Saturday after their exhaustive practice session ahead of the third One-Day International at the Eden Gardens here.

Children between the age group of five to 19, part of “Future Hope” programme which helps provide accommodation to street children, were celebrating its 30th anniversary with an initiative called “Curry 4 Kolkata Kids” aimed at raising funds for children by cooking curry from their own recipe.

“We have our association with the England cricket team for 20 years now. Our managing trustee Tim Grandage is English and thus the association,” Sujata Sen, chief executive of the organisation founded in 1987, told IANS.

Besides Morgan, pacer Chris Woakes, wicket-keepers Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler were also seen clicking selfies with the kids and engaging in fun-filled conversations.

England have already lost the three-match ODI series 0-2.