Road Safety World Series 2021: Schedule, venue and timings
Cricket fans are curiously waiting for the Legends Road Safety World Series which will kick-off in the next month. Earlier in 2020, due to the pandemic, the inaugural season of the tourney was called off after 4 games.
Now, in the latest development, the cricket tournament is scheduled to restart from March 5 onwards as India Legends will lock horns with Bangladesh Legends in the tournament opener.
Earlier, the organisers of the Legends Road Safety World Series announced that all the remaining fixtures will be played in the newly-built Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International cricket stadium, Raipur.
The highly-anticipated tournament will feature legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan. It is to be noted that 5 teams will participate in the tournament namely India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa.
“An array of stars including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara and many more legends of five cricket playing nations- Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies and India – will be back in the field to recreate the magic of old in the annual T20 cricket tournament, organised to create awareness towards road safety in the country,” a media release said.
“As cricket is the most followed sport in the country and cricketers are looked upon as idols, this league aims to influence and change people’s mindset towards this behaviour on the roads”, it added.
All Team Squad
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (C), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Sameer Dighe, Abey Kuruvilla.
Australia Legends: Brett Lee (C), Brad Hodge, Brett Geeves, Clint Mckay, Jason Krejza, Mark Cosgrove, Nathan Reardon, Shane Lee, Travis Birt, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin.
Sri Lanka Legends: Tillakaratne Dilshan (C), Chamara Kapugedera, Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rangana Herath, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sachithra Senanayake, Thilan Thushara, Malinda Warnapura, Upul Chandana.
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (C), Andrew Hall, Garnett Kruger, Jacques Rudolph, Albie Morkel, Johann van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Martin Van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk, Paul Harris, Ryan McLaren, Roger Telemachus, Herschelle Gibbs.
West Indies Legends: Brian Lara (C), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Danza Hyatt, Daren Ganga, Pedro Collins, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn, Tino Best, Dinanath Ramnarine.
Venue: Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur (all games will be played here)
Timings: 7:00 PM IST
Road Safety World Series 2021 schedule
March 5, India Legends vs. Bangladesh Legends
March 6, Sri Lanka Legends vs. West Indies Legends
March 7, England Legends vs. Bangladesh Legends
March 8, South Africa Legends vs. Sri Lanka Legends
March 9, India Legends vs. England Legends
March 10, Bangladesh Legends vs. Sri Lanka Legends
March 11, England Legends vs. South Africa Legends
March 12, Bangladesh Legends vs. West Indies Legends
March 13, India Legends vs. South Africa Legends
March 14, Sri Lanka Legends vs. England Legends
March 15, South Africa Legends vs. Bangladesh Legends
March 16, England Legends vs. West Indies Legends
March 17, Semifinal 1
March 18, Semifinal 2
March 21, Road Safety World Series 2021 Final.