New Delhi. Sourav Ganguly is ready to return to the cricket field once again after 7 years. Former captain and current BCCI President Ganguly will be seen playing in the Legends Cricket League. In the past, he had told through social media that he would take part in a charity match on the completion of 75 years of independence. The league has confirmed that 53 players such as former England captain Eoin Morgan, Virender Sehwag, Muttiah Muralitharan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Jonty Rhodes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor and Dane Steyn have so far joined the league. Have agreed.
According to the news of Cricinfo, the matches of the tournament will be played from September 17 to October 8 in 5 cities of India. This includes Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur and one venue each in Cuttack and Rajkot. According to the information, the players of Pakistan will be able to play even after the permission of the Government of India. The first season of the tournament was played between 3 teams in Muscat in January this year.
7 matches were played
In the first season, Mohammad Kaif captained India Maharajas, Darren Sammy captained the World Giants and Misbah-ul-Haq captained the Asia Lions. A total of 7 matches were played including the final. In the title match, Giants defeated Lions by 25 runs in the final. Indian women cricketer Jhulan Goswami and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan are the brand ambassadors of the league. Former veteran cricketer Ravi Shastri is the commissioner of the league while former Pakistan legend Wasim Akram is the only member of the Apex Council.
Due to the dispute between India and Pakistan, the bilateral series is not being played for a long time. Next year is the ODI World Cup in India. In such a situation, the players of Pakistan can get permission from the government to enter the Legends Cricket League.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 01, 2022, 20:59 IST