Ganguly to captain India in Legends League Cricket opener at Eden Gardens on September 16

The special charity match, which will celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, will see Sourav Ganguly and Eoin Morgan lock horns at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

FILE PHOTO: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly.

FILE PHOTO: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly. | Photo Credit: PTI

The special charity match, which will celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, will see Sourav Ganguly and Eoin Morgan lock horns at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The Legends League Cricket tournament is set to begin on September 16 with a special charity match between Sourav Ganguly-led India Maharajas and World Giants at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The tournament will celebrate 75 years of India’s independence.

Former India head coach and commissioner of Legends League Cricket (LLC), Ravi Shastri on Friday said, “This is a proud moment for us that we are celebrating the 75th year of our Independence. As a proud Indian, it gives me immense satisfaction to share that we have decided to dedicate this year’s league to the 75th year of Independence.”

Ganguly had featured in the Legends tournament in 2015, which involved Sachin Tendulkar and the late Shane Warne. Even though the former India captain played in a couple of friendly fixtures between the Board officials recently, those were closed-door affairs. Now, with the one-off match set to be played in India, fans will get an opportunity to watch the ‘god of the off-side’ in action after years.

SQUADS
India Maharajas: Sourav Ganguly (c), Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif, Yusuf Pathan, Subramaniam Badrinath, Irfan Pathan, Parthiv Patel (wk), Stuart Binny, S Sreesanth, Harbhanjan Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Ashoke Dinda, Pragyan Ojha, Ajay Jadeja, RP Singh, Joginder Sharma, Reetinder Singh Sodhi.
World Giants: Eoin Morgan, Lendl Simmons, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Sanath Jayasuirya, Matt Prior (wk), Nathan McCullum, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Dale Steyn, Hamilton Masakadza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Asghar Afghan, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Kevin O’Brien, Denesh Ramdin (wk).
For more updates, follow Sportstar on :
 I-DAY SPECIAL: 75 ICONIC SPORTING MOMENTS
Connect With Us