Sachin and Lara to feature in Road Safety World Series
Cricket veterans Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will be seen playing against each other for a noble cause. The two legends will square up in the opening game of the 'Unacademy Road Safety World Series', a T20 tournament. According to the schedule, India Legends will lock horns with West Indies Legends at Wankhede Stadium on March 7. Here's more.
Total 11 matches will be played in the tournament
Two matches will be played at the Wankhede, while the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium and DY Patil Stadium will play host to four games. The final be played at Brabourne Stadium on March 22. Two India matches (against South Africa Legends and Australia Legends) are scheduled in Pune on March 14 and 20 respectively, while one of them will be hosted in Navi Mumbai.
The series will feature some of the eminent names
Players from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa will likely participate in the tournament. The likes of Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Ajantha Mendis are expected to play. Besides, the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar is the commissioner of the tournament.
Purpose, timing and TV listing
The T20 tournament is aimed at creating awareness about road safety. The games will commence at 7 PM IST. The matches will be telecast live on COLORS Cineplex along with VOOT and Jio, which are the digital partners.
The charity match turned out to be a huge success
Both Sachin and Lara were last seen in the recently-concluded Bushfire Bash which raised more than $7.7m for the communities marred by fire. While the left-hander fired a 11-ball 30 before retiring out, Sachin faced an over from Ellyse Perry and Annabel Sutherland during the mid innings break. The duo will now square up in the star-studded Indian tournament.
I am extremely glad for the fans: Thane RTO chief
Ravi Gaikwad, RTO Chief of Thane (Konkan range), who is also a senior member of the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra told IANS, "I am extremely glad for the fans and I am sure they will come in large numbers to cheer for the legends and also support this important cause of creating awareness towards road safety in the country."