Sourav Ganguly pulls out of Legends League Cricket
Former India Skipper and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has stated that he is unable to play in the Legends League Cricket Benefit Match, but he would be there for the match between the Indian Maharajas and the World XI on September 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
In a letter addressed to the League, Sourav wished his cricketing colleagues all the best for the benefit match and the league, “I would like to convey my best wishes for your Legends League initiative. It’s a wonderful idea of bringing retired cricketers back on the cricket field and engaging with fans across generations. I am thankful to you for offering me an opportunity to play in the one-off Legends League game at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on September 16, 2022.”
He further added:
“However due to my professional commitments and continuous work with cricket administration. I will not be able to take part in this game. I am sure the fans are eagerly looking forward to this league and there will be large crowds at the stadium. The league is bringing together the stalwarts of the game. And I am sure there will be exciting cricket on display. I will be there at the Eden Gardens Stadium watching the match.”
The Kapil Dev’s Khushii Foundation will receive all match proceeds in order to support girl children and their education. And the league aims to celebrate the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav with this benefit game.
“We respect Sourav’s decision and Legends League Cricket is here. To celebrate the greatness of these cricketing greats in the best possible manner. And we glad that Sourav even if he not playing, will be an intrinsic part of this benefit match. With his presence to cheer the Legends when they take the field for the cause on September 16, 2022,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder Legends League Cricket.
This special benefit game between India Maharajas and World Giants will include cricket legends from ten different countries in an effort to raise funds for a noble cause.