Sachin Tendulkar to return to cricket field as Road Safety World Series 2021 kicks off on March 5

Fans of 'Master Blaster' would not have to wait much as the tournament kicks off with India's game against Bangladesh.
Aditya Kumar Author

Updated - 24 February 2021 10:20 am

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will once again be seen on the cricket field as the 2021 edition of the Road Safety World Series is all set to commence on March 5. Fans of ‘Master Blaster’ would not have to wait much as the tournament kicks off with India’s game against Bangladesh at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur.

Notably, the previous edition of the league, which was also the first season of the tournament, was called off after four games due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All you need to know about Road Safety World Series 2021

India’s Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur will be hosting the upcoming edition of the tournament. The newly-built stadium can accommodate a maximum of 65,000 spectators. A price of INR 100 onwards will be charged for the league matches expect the ones involving India Legends. For the games of the hosting team and the knockout ones, a price of INR 500 onwards has been set for the spectators.

A total of 15 matches will be played in the upcoming edition of the tournament with the semifinals taking place on March 17 and 19, while the finale will take place on March 21. The start time for all the matches is 7 pm and the games will be played every day until the knockout stage. Notably, the six-nation T20 cricket tournament is an initiative by the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra to make people aware about road safety.

Where to watch Road Safety World Series?

The ones who cannot make it to the stadiums can enjoy the matches Live on COLORS Cineplex, COLORS Kannada Cinema, FTA channel Rishtey Cineplex and the livestream on VOOT and Jio.

Here is the complete schedule:

Sachin Tendulkar hits nets ahead of the tournament

With less than two weeks to go for the second edition of the Road Safety World Series, Sachin has started practising in nets to get back in rhythm. A fan account of the batting maestro has shared a video on Twitter where Sachin Tendulkar can be seen playing his shots, including a straight drive with utter elegance.

Here is the video: