West Indies legend Chris Gayle will be taking part in the upcoming edition of the Legends League Cricket 2022, the organisers of the tournament have confirmed. The second edition of the tournament is scheduled to be played in September – October this year. The inaugural edition was also held this year from 20 January to 29 January.
In the first edition, a total of three teams representing India, Rest of Asia and Rest of the world had fought it out for the title. In the final, Daren Sammy-led World Giants had defeated Misbah-ul-Haq-led Asia Lions. Virender Sehwag was the captain of the Indian side.
Chris Gayle to play in Legends League Cricket:
Chris Gayle is the most decorated batsman in the history of T20 cricket. The former West Indies skipper is the owner of almost all the big batting records in the shortest format of the game. He has scored most runs and most hundreds in T2os in addition to hitting the fastest hundred and most fours and sixes. In international cricket, he has won two T20 World Cups.
“It gives me immense pleasure and excitement to be part of this prestigious league and to play with the iconic legends of the game. India, see you at the venues,” said Gayle in an official statement.
Gayle’s participation will definitely add more glitz to the competition that has already become a huge hit among the fans. More than 50 players have already confirmed their availability for the second season of Legends League Cricket. Legendary cricketers like Dale Steyn, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mitchell Johnson and Virender Sehwag have already agreed to participate in Legends League Cricket 2022.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the tournament will be played across six cities in India. Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur, Cuttack, and Rajkot will be hosting the matches. Unlike the first season where 3 teams participated, 4 teams will take part in the forthcoming edition.