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Sourav Ganguly to lead India Maharajas & Eoin Morgan will lead World Giants for the Special Match of Legends League Cricket

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India vs World Team match on 75th Year of Indian Independence to kick start the Legends League Cricket season 

Khel Today Bureau 

New Delhi: Legends League Cricket season is to be dedicated to the 75th year celebration of Indian Independence. The first match of season which will be a special match to be played on September 16th 2022 at Eden Garden, Kolkata. 

The special match will be played between India vs World as India Maharajas vs World Giants. Players from across 10 foreign countries will be participating in this match. The league will commence the next day from September 17, 2022, wherein 4 teams in franchise format will be competing in the Legends League Cricket Franchise format. Overall 15 matches will be played in this season.  


Ravi Shastri, Commissioner, Legends League Cricket said, “This is a proud moment for us that we are celebrating 75th year of our independence. As a proud Indian, it gives me immense satisfaction to share that we have decided to dedicate this year league to the 75th year of Independence celebration.”

Raman Raheja, CO Founder & CEO, Legends League Cricket.

Raman Raheja, Co-Founder & CEO, Legends League Cricket said, “We took this decision to be part of this year Independence Celebrations, considering that it’s a moment of pride for every Indian. Further, India Maharajas will be led by Sourav Ganguly and World Giants will be led by Eoin Morgan for the Social cause match on September 16. Thereafter the 4 Franchise owned teams would be competing in the league over 22 days. We will soon be announcing the complete list of players in the overall pool of 100+ players available for pick up by the team franchises.”

He added “Eden Garden has a long-standing legacy, and the stadium is a legend in itself. We are working on the finer details for the match at Kolkata with the CAB authorities for the necessary approvals and shall go ahead as advised by them.”

The team for the special match to be played on September 16th 2022 at Eden Garden: 

India Maharajas     World Giants
Sn Players Country   Sn Players Country
1 Sourav Ganguly © India   1 Eoin Morgan © England
2 Virender Sehwag  India   2 Lendl Simmons  West Indies
3 Mohammed Kaif India   3 Herschelle Gibbs South Africa
4 Yusuf Pathan India   4 Jacques Kallis South Africa
5 Subramaniam Badrinath India   5 Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka
6 Irfan Pathan India   6 Matt Prior (wk) England
7 Parthiv Patel (wk) India   7 Nathan McCullum New Zealand
8 Stuart Binny India   8 Jonty Rhodes  South Africa
9 S Sreesanth India   9 Muttiah Muralitharan  Sri Lanka
10 Harbhajan Singh India   10 Dale Steyn South Africa
11 Naman Ojha (wk) India   11 Hamilton Masakadza Zimbabwe
12 Ashoke Dinda India   12 Mashrafe Mortaza Bangladesh
13 Pragyan Ojha India   13 Asghar Afghan Afghanistan
14 Ajay Jadeja India   14 Mitchell Johnson Australia
15 RP Singh India   15 Brett Lee Australia
16 Joginder Sharma  India   16 Kevin O Brien Ireland
17 Reetinder Singh Sodhi India   17 Denesh Ramdin (wk) West Indies


More players may be added to the above squad as additions.

Thereafter, the League would start from September 17 and go till October 8, 2022 playing 15 matches over 22 days in 6 cities. All the players and teams would be traveling to each city in caravan style.

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