Good news for fans who wished to watch the legends of cricket to be back in action once again. The highly anticipated Legends League Cricket 2022 is going to launch on January 20 at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Muscat, Oman. Veterans of different countries will come together and compete with the bat and ball. Cricketers will be divided into 3 different teams: India Maharajas, Asia Lions, World Giants.
Shastri roped in as the League Commisioner
The matches will be live telecasted in India by the Sony TV network and can be streamed on SONY LIV. The league will have Bollywood Shahenshan Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador.
“I am absolutely looking forward to the Legends League Cricket celebrating the Legends of Cricket from all across the world, bringing back the old rivalries for us to relive the nostalgia. It is a great opportunity for all cricket fans to get an opportunity to see them play live again,” Bachchan, an avid cricket had to say on being the brand ambassador of LLC.
Former Indian Head Coach has been appointed as the commissioner of the league and will look into the cricketing aspects of the marquee league.
“It feels great to remain connected with cricket in the thick of the action, especially with the Legends of the game who have been champions in their own rights. It is going to be a lot of fun with some serious cricket going. These stalwarts have nothing new to prove but they have their reputation in line and I can assure you, it will be interesting to see how they do justice to it,” Shastri said on the LLC
“This is top quality exciting cricket in offer. The Lions of Asia from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Afghanistan coming together in one team will definitely give the other two teams a run for their money. I tell you they are absolute champions and Afridi, Murali, Chaminda, Shoaib Malik all playing in one team, this will be a blast.”Shastri told when asked about the Asia Lions.
Ahead of Action
The Asia Lions has already declared its squad. The remaining teams to are expected to affirm their respective squads. With icons like Muttiah Muralitharan, Shoaib Akhter, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Shahid Afridi in Asia Lions, fans will expect a cracker of a series ahead. Recently, the officials announced the tentative schedule of the league.
They further clarified the format based on which the tournament will proceed. The league is divided into 2 group stages while each facing the other once in both the stages. The top 2 teams will lock horns in Grand Finale and fight for the Trophy. All matches are set to begin from 8 PM IST.
Let’s take a look at the fixtures:
Legends Cricket League 2022 Schedule
January 20, 2022: Group League Round 1- India Maharajas vs Asia Lions
January 21, 2022: Group League Round 1- World Giants vs Asia Lions
January 22, 2022: Group League Round 1- World Giants vs India Maharajas
January 24, 2022: Group League Round 2- Asia Lions vs India Maharajas
January 26: Group League Round 2- India Maharajas vs World Giants
January 27: Group League Round 2- Asia Lions vs World Giants
January 29: Grand Finale- TBD vs TBD
Asia Lions Squad: Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Azhar Mahmood, Upul Tharanga, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Yousuf, Umar Gul, Younis Khan, and Asghar Afghan
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