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The Cricketers Trust.

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Charity Registration Number: CC47677​

​"OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE RELIEF AND SUPPORT

TO PAST CRICKETERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

IN TIMES OF NEED"

The Cricketers' Trust is a charitable trust established by current professional players and the New Zealand Cricket Players’ Association with a view to assisting past cricketer's who have fallen on hard times.

Cricketer's of the past played in a completely different environment to that which exists today and it is a reality that unfortunate circumstances affect many past players from all generations. It is during these times of need that the trust aims to do what it can to ease the hardship that former players and their families may be experiencing.​

​Since its inception in 2007, The Cricketers’ Trust has assisted many players with a variety of different issues.  As the work of the Trust has become more known there have been more applications for support from past players who for whatever reason have suffered a crisis in their lives and are struggling financially or with their health and well-being.

Many of the situations the Trust supports are sensitive in nature and in the interests of not making a hardship situation worse than it needs to be, remain confidential. However, a selection of some instances where players have received support and wish to acknowledge the Trust in some way are detailed in the stories section.

Aside from financial support, the Trust also assists players in a pastoral manner. Often, helping old team mates and rivals rally around a player in times of need can be as uplifting as any financial contribution the Trust can make. The Trusts work is largely kept confidential to ensure any hardship situation faced by an individual is not made any more difficult.


Charity Registration Number: CC47677​
The Cricketers Trust was registered as an official Charity under the Charities Act 2005 on 31 January 2012 under the original name The Cricketers Hardship Trust.