The inaugural season of the Legends League Cricket is set to commence on January 20. While there were all sorts of speculations around the tournament, the same was confirmed in a new commercial featuring none other than the brand ambassador of the competition- the legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
The competition is meant for retired cricketers who will be playing for three different teams in a T20 format competition. These teams are namely- India Maharajas, Asia Lions and World Giants. The tournament is set to feature cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akhram, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh among many others and is set to reignite some of the most celebrated yesteryear rivalries in cricket.
The tournament is going to be staged in Muscat, Oman.
Vivek Khushalani, who happens to be the co-founder and promoter of the event, had explained the concept of the tournament saying it would be a dream come true for countless fans worldwide.
“The brainstorming sessions gave us huge excitement, the thought of seeing Legends playing for team India once again gave a different high. As sports enthusiasts, we have spent our lives watching them play and win matches for India and with LLC, billions of fans can relive those dreams,” Khushalani stated.
Although a final update is awaited, an initial press release had mentioned that the competition would happen twice a year.
“The League would be played twice every year. In the first season, the league would be played in Tri-series format, with the Indian team, Asian Team and a Rest of the World Team playing against each other. This would mean six league stage matches before the final match,” the release mentioned.”
Meanwhile, the fixtures of the inaugural season have also come out and it is the India Maharajas and the Asia Lions who will face off in the tournament opener on January 20. The final is slated for January 29.
Here are the fixtures:
20 January, 2022 – India Maharajas vs Asia Lions
21 January 2022 – World Giants vs Asia Lions
22 January 2022 – World Giants vs India Maharajas
24 January 2022 – Asia Lions vs India Maharajas
26 January 2022 – India Maharajas vs World Giants
27 January 2022 – Asia Lions vs World Giants
29 January 2022 – Final