Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, other legends to play in T20 league in Mumbai
Prominent retired cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Brett Lee, Virendra Sehwag, Jacques Kallis, etc, are just a few names of the 110 that will be participating in a new T20 tournament called Road Safety World Series.
As the name suggests, the tournament will be aimed at promoting road safety.
This is the first time Sachin Tendulkar will be playing at home after he announced his retirement. He has only played cricket in front of a crowd twice since 2013. He played for MCC against RoW XI at Lord's in 2014 and three exhibition T20s in the USA.
The tournament will feature five teams and the first season will be held from February 6 to 16 of 2020. 110 retired players from Test-playing countries have confirmed their participation. The teams who will be playing are:
- India Legends
- Australia Legends
- South Africa Legends
- West Indies Legends
- Sri Lanka Legends.
The event is being promoted by the Road Safety Cell of the Maharashtra government along with the Professional Management Group. The plan is to spread the event across India for the next 10 years.
While the payment for the players is being handled by the franchisees themselves, the revenue generated through the tournament will be harnessed by the Road Safety Cell to set up campaigns promoting safe driving and road safety in the country. India ranks highest in the world in terms of deaths caused on the roads.
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