Hyderabad:Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Brett Lee and Virender Sehwag, are set to return to the cricket field, but in a different yet familiar role. Not as commentators or analysts but as cricketers.
Yes, all the legendary cricketers including Sachin, Lara, Lee, Sehwag and 110 others have given their nod to participate in a T-20 ‘Road Safety World series’ tournament. Prominent names like Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Muthaiah Muralidharan and Jacques Kallis will also be a part of the matches.
The ‘Road Safety world series’ is based on promoting road safety and will be played in the same format as any other T-20 league around the world.
According to reports, the first season of the tournament is set to be played from February 2 to 16, 2020 in Mumbai. The competition will include teams - India Legends, Australia Legends, South Africa Legends, West Indies Legends and Sri Lanka Legends.
The organisers have decided only to include test playing nations in the first season as the business plan is to organise 10 seasons of the tournament across India.
The organisers received the nod to organise he tournament back in August 2018 from the BCCI. The organisers promoting the event are Professional Management Group and the Road safety cell of the Maharashtra government.
The franchises will take care of the payments of the player’s; the road safety cell will promote the cause. India ranks the highest in the world in terms of deaths on roads.
‘Road Safety World series’ tournament, will be the Master Blaster’s third appearance on the cricket field as a cricketer post his retirement in 2013. Sachin had played for the MCC against Rest of the World Xl at Lord’s in 2014. He was next seen playing an Exhibition T20 series of three matches where his team Sachin’s Blasters played against Shane Warne’s Warriors in the United States in 2015.
Cricket fans will once again rejoice with the return of the Master Blaster on his home ground as he gears up to play the ‘Road Safety World Series’.