ENG vs IND 2018: Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger to do charity donations for outstanding performances at The Oval

The final Test at The Oval will also mark the end of Alastair Cook's illustrious international career.

Mick Jagger. (Getty)

The five-match Test series has already been pouched by England courtesy their victory at Southampton. However, the fifth Test at The Oval will see Mick Jagger, the lead singer of the popular music band Rolling Stones has pledged to do charity donations for outstanding performances by the players from both teams. 

Mick Jagger has pledged to donate £20,000 to Chance to Shine each time a player from either side scores a century or claims a five-wicket haul in the final Test of the summer at The Oval.He will also donate £10,000 for every half-century or three-wicket haul.

Jagger is a big follower of the game. He has been a regular face at matches all around the world, including appearances during World Cups and Ashes tours, to Ireland's maiden Test match against Pakistan at Malahide in May.

"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," Jagger 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!"

Chance to Shine, the charity committed to taking cricket back into state school and other communities, is encouraging cricket-loving fans to follow Sir Mick's lead and give £20 for a century or five-wicket haul and £10 for a 50 or three wickets.

Notably, the final Test at The Oval will also mark the end of Alastair Cook's illustrious international career. 


By Anshuman Roy - 06 Sep, 2018

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