Legends League Cricket: It feels good to see legendary players coming back on field to play, says Kapil Dev
Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev on Tuesday said it was amazing to be a part of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) and to witness legends return to the playing field. India will host the second iteration of LLC from September 17 to October 8.
“It is wonderful. (being associated with LLC). When someone tries something new, it is always wonderful. It is wonderful to see legends coming back to the ground and playing. Fans who admired them can see them once again,” said Kapil during an exclusive interview with ANI.
The exclusive benefit game between the World Giants and Indian Maharajas, captained by former England World Cup winner Eoin Morgan and Sourav Ganguly, respectively, was also discussed by Kapil Dev.
In an effort to support girls’ education, Legends League Cricket and Khushii Foundation (an NGO established by Kapil Dev to provide quality education to young Indians) have teamed up to host a special benefit game between India Maharajas and World Giants at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on September 16 in order to raise money for the deserving cause.
“It is not mine (The organisation). It is ours. So many people work there. Sometimes people say that I won a World Cup, I did not win, we all won it. It is nice that we can work for somebody. And also try making an impact, giving a happy life to a blind child, girl child. It is important to have a charitable approach in yourself. This makes me happy,” Kapil said.
Here are the squads for this match
India Maharajas: Sourav Ganguly (C), Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel (wk), Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Ashoke Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma and Reetinder Singh Sodhi.
World Giants: Eoin Morgan (c), Lendl Simmons, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuriya, Matt Prior (wk), Nathan McCullum, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Kevin O Brien and Denesh Ramdin (wk).
The League would thus begin on September 17 and run for 22 days, through October 8, 2022, with 15 games being played in 6 cities.