Exciting Times Ahead: Legends League Cricket Returns to India
After a successful season, Indian fans are in for some exciting times as the next edition of the Legends League Cricket will be played in India from November 18 to December 9.
Culmination of the Festival Season
The Legends League, to be held soon after the Men’s ODI World Cup to be held in India, will be the culmination of the festival season, which has started with the ongoing Asia Cup currently being held in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Newer Venues and Increased Enthusiasm
The forthcoming franchise season of Legends League Cricket would certainly add to the flavour with top legends of the sport descending onto India. The return of Legends League Cricket in India at newer venues is expected to generate a lot of enthusiasm. The league will be choosing venues, keeping in mind the interest of cricketing fans, at the places where international cricket has not been played much thereby adding to the promotion of the sport, the organisers announced on Thursday.
A Bigger and Better League
The league will add more players this season making it more competitive and fun for the audience, it added. During the last season in Doha, some of the top players who have recently retired from international cricket like Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Hashim Amla, Ross Taylor, and Chris Gayle amongst others, played with Legends League Cricket and took the level of cricket to greater heights.
A Look Back at the Previous Season
India Capitals won the first Franchise season played in September 2022. As per sources, the retention policy of the teams will be announced soon along with the new Player Draft Pool.
Positive Comments from Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri, Commissioner, Legends League Cricket said, “Bring it on, the world-class competitive cricket is always welcome. With more legends joining the game, much more fun is expected on the field. This is what a fan like me would want. “We expect to make the league one of the best experiences for the fans and cricketing fraternity in this category. The league is experiencing significant growth and positive changes, season on season. With the next one in India, it is likely to contribute to its popularity and appeal further,” Shastri said.