Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson for LLC season 2

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Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson for LLC season 2
Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson for LLC season 2

Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson for LLC season 2

The two-time T20 World Cup champion Darren Sammy, the former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson, and the former South African spinner Imran Tahir have been signed by Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG), the franchise owners of Manipal Tigers, for the upcoming Legends League Cricket, which will begin on September 16, 2022.

The Tigers, helmed by Indian spin wizard Harbhajan Singh, had spent the most amount of INR 6,91,20,000 among the four franchises and had a remaining purse of INR 1,08,80,000 left to add more names of their choice.

“The team had already picked 13 stalwarts earlier from the draft. And with the money left, they wanted to pick some more names to be part of their team; they wanted players who are effective T20 players and one could not have shortlisted better names.

Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson
Legends League Cricket: Manipal Tigers announces signing of Darren Sammy, Imran Tahir and Corey Anderson

“All the three cricketers have extensively played T20 cricket for their respective countries. And also have match-winning contributions for various other current T20 League across the world,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder Legends League Cricket.

Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener and also top cricket stars Brett Lee and Muttiah Muralidharan have already picked by the Manipal Tigers. Romesh Kaluwitherana, a wicketkeeper for Sri Lanka, is also a member of the squad. With his legendary tsunami-style batting performance, Kaluwitherana was a key player in Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup victory.

The coaching staff now includes former India selector Sarandeep Singh and also World Cup-winning Australian Coach John Buchanan. The draft process included both of the former cricket players.

The 16-match Legends League Cricket tournament will feature four teams. Five different cities, including Lucknow, New Delhi, Cuttack, and also Jodhpur, will host the league. That will begin on September 17 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.