Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Virender Sehwag are among the big names who are all set to feature in a T20 tournament to be played to promote Road Safety. A few other popular names that are also believed to be part of the tournament are Brett Lee, Jacques Kallis, Shivnarine Chanderpaul.
The first season of the tournament will be played in Mumbai between February 2 and 16 and will feature the following teams: India Legends, West Indies Legends, Australia Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, South Africa Legends,
It is reported that a total of 110 players, who are all retired from International Cricket, have confirmed their participation in the tournament. The tournament will be played based on the franchise model that is seen across domestic T20 leagues played around the world. Only Test-playing nations are going to participate in the first season of the tournament.
The tournament will be organized by the Professional Management Group in tandem with the Road Safety Cell of the Maharashtra Government. Their long term plan is to host the event for ten years across India. It is reported that the organizers of the tournament had received the ‘go-ahead’ from the BCCI in August 2018 to conduct the tournament.
The payments of the players will be taken care of by the franchises, but the proceeds from the tournament itself will go to the Road Safety Cell to promote the cause. Additional efforts will be put to highlight how India is at the top of the list in the world in terms of deaths caused on the roads.
It will be interesting to see yet another round of battle between the Genius, Sachin Tendulkar and the West Indian Maestro, Brain Lara. The world is yet to settle down on the debate about who is the best, is it Tendulkar, or is it Lara? And, here they are going to entertain us all cricketing fans once more with their breathtaking skills.
Tendulkar, 46, is the leading run-scorer in Tests and ODIs by scoring more than 34,347 runs in a career that lasted more than 23 years. He also scored an unbelievable 100 centuries in International Cricket.
On October 17, 2008, Sachin Tendulkar surpassed the legendary West Indian batsman, Brian Lara’s record of scoring the highest aggregate runs in Test cricket. Lara has scored 11,953 runs in 131 tests before surprisingly retiring from all cricket after the disastrous 2007 world cup for West Indies who couldn’t qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament. Lara still holds the record of two of the biggest records in world cricket: the highest individual scores in tests, 400* vs England in 2004 and highest individual score in all First-Class Cricket: 501* vs Durham in 1994.