The former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has decided to quit his name from the Legends League Cricket. However, his team Indian Maharajas will face Eoin Morgan-led World XI. Kolkata’s Eden Garden will host the charity match on September 16th.
The present BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, moreover, wrote ahead of the tournament. In the letter, he expressed his best wishes for his cricketing mates.
Sourav Ganguly wrote,
“I would like to convey my best wishes for your Legends League initiative. It’s a wonderful idea of bringing retired cricketers back on the cricket field and engaging with fans across generations. I am thankful to you for offering me an opportunity to play in the one-off Legends League game at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on the September 16, 2022.”
Moreover, Sourav Ganguly further added,
“However due to my professional commitments and continuous work with cricket administration, I will not be able to take part in this game. I am sure the fans are eagerly looking forward to this league and there will be large crowds at the stadium. The league is bringing together the stalwarts of the game and I am sure there will be exciting cricket on display. I will be there at the Eden Gardens Stadium watching the match.”
Legends League Cricket respects the decision of Sourav Ganguly
The benefit match has aimed of celebrating the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. However, Kapil Dev’s Khushii Foundation will receive every penny from the match. It will however a donation to the foundation. The foundation will for support girl child and their education.
Legends League Cricket’s CEO and Co-Founder Raman Raheja,
“We respect Sourav ’s decision and Legends League Cricket is here to celebrate the greatness of these cricketing greats in the best possible manner. And we are glad that Sourav even if he is not playing, will be an intrinsic part of this benefit match with his presence to cheer the Legends when they take field for the cause on September 16,2022.”
Cricketing legends from 10 countries, however, will be playing in this charity match. The World Giants and India Maharajas collect funds for the generous cause.
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