BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has declared his withdrawal from the Legends League Cricket match for the Indian Maharajas against Eoin Morgan-led World Giants. The match is scheduled for September 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
In a letter addressed to the League, Sourav said, “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 wrote.
“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,” he added.
The second edition of Legends League Cricket will open with a match between India Maharajas and World Giants to celebrate the 75th year of India's independence.
The tournament will commence a day after the special match, i.e. from September 17 till October 8, which will feature four teams taking part in a franchise-based format.
LLC will be played over the course of 22 days, with a total of 15 matches scheduled this season.