In a bid to promote road safety awareness, former cricketing legends gear up to participate in a Road Safety World series starting March, 7 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The series will feature some of the biggest names in international cricket including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Tilakratne Dilshan, Jonty Rhodes, Brett Lee etc and will be an 11 match affair spread over a span of 15 days with the final being played on 22nd March.
Tournament format and venue
The format of the tournament is such that each of the five teams will play each other once in the league stage, before the top two teams move into the finals for the title clash. Out of the 11 matches, two games will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, 4 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, 4 at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai with the final being played at Brabourne Stadium.
An opportunity for the fans to revive memories
The series will be a treat for any cricket fan as it’ll give you an opportunity to revive memories. You’ll be able to watch Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag once again opening for India, you can also witness a flying Jonty Rhodes at point, those elegant cover drives from Brian Lara and the big spinning off breaks from Muttiah Muralidharan, there is so much to look forward in this tournament. No wonder why it created a huge buzz since its announcement.
Not the first tournament, definitely not the last
This is not the first tournament of such kind, and definitely not the last. Every now and then all these legends participate in several charity matches to raise funds for a certain cause. In 2018, at St. Morris Ice cricket tournament cricketing legends participated in two match T-20 series. This year as well players like Ricky Ponting, Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, etc participated in a charity match to raise funds for the Australian Bushfire.
India Legends vs West Indies Legends – Wankhede, Mumbai
Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends -Wankhede, Mumbai
India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends – DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends -DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends – DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
India Legends vs South Africa Legends – Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, Pun
Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends – MCA Stadium, Pune
West Indies Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends – MCA Stadium, Pune
Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends – DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
India Legends vs Australia Legends – MCA Stadium, Pune
Final – Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Where to watch
Tll the matches will be broadcasted on Colours Cineplex and Colours Kannada Cinema. Live streaming can also be seen on Voot and Jio app.
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Abey Kuruvilla, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Sameer Dighe.
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (Captain), Herschelle Gibbs, Garnett Kruger, Jacques Rudolph, Andrew Hall, Albie Morkel, Johann van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Martin Van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk, Paul Harris, Roger Telemachus, Ryan McLaren.
Australia Legends: Brett Lee (Captain), Brett Geeves, Jason Krejza, Mark Cosgrove, Nathan Reardon, Shane Lee, Travis Birt, Ben Laughlin, Brad Hodge, Clint Mckay, Xavier Doherty.
West Indies Legends: Brian Lara (Captain), Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Daren Ganga, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn, Tino Best, Dinanath Ramnarine, Pedro Collins, Danza Hyatt.
Sri Lanka Legends: Tillakaratne Dilshan (Captain), Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rangana Herath, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sachithra Senanayake, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilan Thushara, Upul Chandana, Malinda Warnapura.