The Legends League Cricket (LLC) carnival is all set to take off in Kolkata from September 16 as cricketing legends descended in the City of Joy on Thursday.
A special benefit match between India Maharajas and Team World Giants will kick-start the much-awaited season of the league in India for the first time in Kolkata on September 16.
Some of the top names who would be gracing the tournament with their presence are Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Harbhajan Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jacques Kallis, Chris Gayle, and Brett Lee among others.
The proceeds of the benefit match will be given to Kapil Dev’s Khushii Foundation, which supports girl child education.
Each team will face the other three twice before the knockouts. The top two teams will make it to the qualifier. The winning team directly goes to the final while the losing team will face the side that finished third. The tournament will also feature some players, who are currently involved in the Road Safety World Series.
Virender Sehwag (C), Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Ajantha Mendis, Manvinder Bisla, Lendl Simmons, Richard Levi, Mitchell McClenaghan, Stuart Binny, Kevin O’Brien, Ashok Dinda, Joginder Sharma, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett and Elton Chigumbura.
Harbhajan Singh (C), Parvinder Awana, VRV Singh, Imran Tahir, Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Phil Mustard, Mohammad Kaif, Ryan Sidebottom, Lance Klusener, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Reetinder Sodhi, Corey Anderson and Daren Sammy.
Gautam Gambhir (C), Liam Plunkett, Rajat Bhatia, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, John Mooney, Ravi Bopara, Pravin Tambe, Denesh Ramdin, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Prosper Utseya, Ross Taylor, Jacques Kallis, Ajantha Mendis and Pankaj Singh.
Irfan Pathan (C), Yusuf Pathan, Nick Compton, Sreesanth, Shane Watson, Tim Bresnan, Owais Shah, Monty Panesar, Naman Ojha, William Porterfield, Fidel Edwards, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Tino Best and Sudeep Tyagi.
Legends League Cricket 2022 Schedule
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|Sept 16||India Maharajas vs World Giants, Special Match||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||7:30 PM|
|Sept 17||India Capitals vs Gujarat Giants, 1st Match||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||7:30 PM|
|Sept 18||Manipal Tigers vs Bhilwara Kings, 2nd Match||Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow||7:30 PM|
|Sept 19||Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers, 3rd Match||Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow||7:30 PM|
|Sept 21||India Capitals vs Manipal Tigers, 4th Match||Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow||7:30 PM|
|Sept 22||Gujarat Giants vs Bhilwara Kings, 5th Match||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||7:30 PM|
|Sept 24||India Capitals vs Bhilwara Kings, 6th Match||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||7:30 PM|
|Sept 25||India Capitals vs Gujarat Giants, 7th Match||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||7:30 PM|
|Sept 26||Manipal Tigers vs Bhilwara Kings, 8th Match||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack||7:30 PM|
|Sept 27||Gujarat Giants vs Bhilwara Kings, 9th Match||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack||7:30 PM|
|Sept 29||India Capitals vs Manipal Tigers, 10th Match||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack||7:30 PM|
|Sept 30||Gujarat Giants vs Manipal Tigers, 11th Match||Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur||7:30 PM|
|Oct 1||India Capitals vs Bhilwara Kings, 12th Match||Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur||7:30 PM|
|Oct 2||TBC vs TBC, Qualifier (1 v 2)||Barkatullah Khan Stadium, Jodhpur||7:30 PM|
|Oct 3||TBC vs TBC, 3 v Q (loser)||TBC||7:30 PM|
|Oct 5||TBC vs TBC, Final||TBC||7:30 PM|