MUSCAT: Legends Cricket League (LLC), a professional T20 cricket league for former star players, announced that the inaugural season of the League, scheduled to take place in January 2022, will be played at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman.
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Oman was the co-host of recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 along with Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi as the other three venues. The global league where former cricketers, legends of the game, will be playing competitive cricket is looking at emerging as a global professional league, where the Legends can relive old rivalries on the field. With Oman as the host nation, the League shall well and truly start its journey on a global platform.
“It is an honour for Oman Cricket to host the Legends of the game. This is going to be very big for Oman Cricket. Such a gathering of star cricketers is unprecedented in Oman and I am sure this will just be the beginning, opening up a completely new opportunity for Oman Cricket. We at Oman Cricket would extend the best hospitality to the Legends while they entertain the fans with cricket”, Pankaj Khimji, Chairman – Oman Cricket, stated.
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Ravi Shastri, Commissioner, Legends League Cricket, said, “We see our League as an opportunity to promote Cricket in new destinations. Amongst all options, Oman came out as the best package. It would a great start to a new journey ahead.”
Raman Raheja, co-founder and CEO, Legends League Cricket, said, “Oman has proved its credential as a world-class international venue and host in the T20 World Cup and we felt it will be the best place for the League to start with. I am sure we will have fantastic tournament and all the players will have an experience of a lifetime.”
This will be the first time that such big names will play in Oman and perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity for the cricket fans of Oman.
Vivek Khushalani, Chairman of the Legends League Cricket said, “We are looking forward to the League being hosted in Oman. It is an upcoming destination for international cricket and this event would further enhance their position. You don’t get such opportunities every day to bring such legends together in one venue.”
The first season of LLC will have former cricketers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, among other cricket nations divided into 3 Teams representing India, Asia and Rest of the World. Ravi Shastri joined the League last week as the Commissioner after completing his term with the Indian Cricket Team as its Head Coach.
Further details about the tournament and exact dates will be announced soon.