Cricket

Rolling Stones frontman Jagger's generous cricket pledge

2018-09-05 12:30
Mick Jagger (Getty)
Mick Jagger (Getty)

Cape Town - Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger will donate £20,000 (around R400,000) to charity Chance to Shine, for each England or Indian century or five-wicket haul during the fifth and final Test at The Oval in London.

His pledge also includes £10,000 (R200,000) for every half-century or three-wicket haul.

"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," said Jagger.

"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."

The fifth Test will start at The Oval in London on Friday. The hosts have an unassailable three-one series lead, after victories at Lord's, Edgbaston and Southampton. They lost at Trent Bridge.

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