09:00AM, Saturday 09 July 2016
An annual Slough Cricket Tournament and Family Fun Day took place at Lascelles Park in Upton Court Road on Saturday.
The fun day was organised by the friendship group ADDA to promote integration between members of the community and to encourage youngsters to take up sport.
About 250 people took part in the event which included a cricket tournament, a 50-metre children’s race, a child and parent relay race, a three-legged race and blindfolded games.
Also on display was kabaddi, a game in which players hold hands and raid their opponent’s area to try and tag players.
Neel Mandal, a member of ADDA who helped organise the event, said he was pleased with how it went.
He said: “The reason we do it is to bring the community together.
“They can have fun, have food; it is bringing people from one community to get to know each other. It just promotes more integration in the community.”
He also stressed that getting children involved in sport was another important aspect to the annual event.
“It encourages children to get more involved in physical activity. Some sit inside with their tablets.
“We want to bring them out.”
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