The organizers of Legends League Cricket on Friday confirmed that West Indies opener Chris Gayle will play in the upcoming second edition of Legends League cricket. Gayle holds almost every record, including most runs (now 10,000+), most centuries, fastest centuries and most fours and sixes in the shortest format of the game.
The left-hander has scored 15 Test centuries and over 7,000 runs in 103 matches and often becomes number 333—his highest first-class score for several T20 franchises in the jersey, which he scored against Sri Lanka at Galle. Fourth batsman after Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag to have tripled two Tests in his lifetime.
“It gives me immense pleasure and excitement to be a part of this prestigious league and to play alongside the iconic stalwarts of the sport. India, see you at the venues,” Gayle said in an official statement.
Earlier it was confirmed that the tournament will be played in six cities in India. Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur, Cuttack and Rajkot will host the matches and the scheduled dates for the tournament are from September 17 to October 8, 2022.
The first season of the league was played in Muscat in January this year between three teams – India Maharajas, World Giants and Asia Lions and consisted of seven games.
The format in Season 2 will feature four franchise-owned teams. The second season of the league will have 15 matches and will be played in these six cities.
Earlier, Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain and the current President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), will play a special cricket match in the Legends League cricket. Ganguly took to Instagram to announce that he will indeed be playing a very special match in Season 2 of Legends League Cricket.
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