The inaugural edition of Legends League Cricket (LLC) is all set to start from January 20. More than 30 retired international cricketers from the past will be a part of the action in Al Amerat in Oman. There will be a total of 7 matches played over a period of 9 days, wherein the three teams will compete for the top prize. In the opening game of the tournament, India Maharajas and Asia Lions will lock horns with each other.
Meanwhile, ahead of the highly-anticipated tournament opener, all the players from the three sides came together in the Opening Ceremony of Legends League Cricket 2022. The veteran cricketers were seen interacting with each other in the ceremony. Famous cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, Wasim Jaffer, Hemang Badani, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha and RP Singh were all seen having a good time at the ceremony.
"I am actually looking forward to see Wasim Jaffer and Hemang Badani bat," former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was seen saying in the video.
Check out the pictures here:
[caption id="attachment_76229" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Famous former Indian players like Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Wasim Jaffer, Hemang Badani among others are part of the tournament.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_76230" align="aligncenter" width="600"] "How quickly the young generation forgets the older generation, for Christ's sake man, they have made you. They have played the game the way it should be played for you to emulate them. This could be a trend-setter. Just the word legend, it can go into emerging countries, it can take different formats. You guys, when you play tomorrow, you will rekindle memories of a lot of aunties and uncles when they watch," - former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri said in a conversation with Wasim Akram.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_76237" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Legends League Cricket will feature an All Women Match Official Team for the League. This is for the first time in cricket that an all-women Match Officials team would be officiating an entire men's league.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_76231" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Jonty Rhodes, Kevin Pietersen and Albie Morkel will be the star attraction of the World Giants team[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_76234" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Wasim Jaffer has been added to India Maharaja squad for Legends League Cricket and is likely to open the batting.[/caption]