Legends League Cricket dedicated to 75th year celebration of Indian Independence: Ravi Shastri

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The Indian Maharajas will be led by former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, while the World Giants will be captained by England’s 2019 World Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan.

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Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri. (File)

Former India head coach and commissioner of Legends League Cricket (LLC), Ravi Shastri on Friday said that the second season of the LLC will be dedicated to the 75th celebration of the Indian Independence.

“This is a proud moment for us that we are celebrating the 75th year of our Independence. As a proud Indian, it gives me immense satisfaction to share that we have decided to dedicate this year league to the 75th year of Independence,” said Shastri.

The first match of the season will be played on September 16 at Eden Garden, Kolkata. The special match will be played between India Maharajas vs World Giants. The Indian Maharajas will be led by former Indian captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, while the World Giants will be captained by England’s 2019 World Cup winning captain, Eoin Morgan.

“We took this decision to be part of this year Independence celebrations, considering that it’s a moment of pride for every Indian,” said Raman Raheja, co-founder of LLC.

The league will commence on September 17. Overall, 15 matches will be played in the second season.

The first season of the league was played in January this year in Muscat between three teams – India Maharajas, World Giants and Asia Lions – and comprised seven games. In Season 2, the format will have four Franchise owned teams.

Players like Ross Taylor, Jacques Kalli, Dale Steyn, Lance Klusener and Morne Morkel, Mohammed Kaif, Brett Lee, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis, Virender Sehwag, Shane Watson, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Muralitharan, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Ravi Bopara, Matt Prior, Chris Tremlett, Parveez Maharoof, Romesh Kaluwitharana Upul Chandana, RP Singh, S Badrinath and Stuart Binny were announced as participants in the second season.