The second edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) is just over a month away. The much-awaited tournament will be played in September – October this year. The inaugural edition was also held this year from 20 January to 29 January. The tournament was held at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat.
In the first edition of the Legends League Cricket, three teams representing India, Rest of Asia and Rest of the world participated. The three teams were – India Maharajas, Asia Lions and World Giants. Legendary cricketers from around the world had featured in the competition. World Giants had been led by Darren Sammy, with Misbah-ul-Haq captaining Asia Lions. Virender Sehwag was the captain of the India side.
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A total of 7 T20s were held in the inaugural edition. Asia Lions and World Giants qualified for the final before the latter won the title-decider by 25 runs. Former Indian allrounder and head coach Ravi Shastri is the Commissioner of the league. Legends League Cricket had also roped in legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan as the Brand Ambassador of the league.
Following the success of the first edition of the Legends League Cricket, the fans are eagerly waiting for the second edition. The tournament gives the fan the opportunity to see the cricket stars of yesteryear in action once again. So before the upcoming Legends League Cricket 2022 gets underway, here are all the details about the tournament.
Legends League Cricket 2022 Schedule:
While the full schedule is not out yet, Legends League Cricket 2022 will take place from September 20 to October 10.
(The full schedule will be updated as soon as it is announced.)
Legends League Cricket 2022 venue:
The second edition of the Legends League Cricket is scheduled to be held in India. The tournament was inititally scheduled to be held in Oman but the organisers later shifted the venue due to the huge fan base in India.
“We have been constantly receiving requests from fans to hold the series in India and we are excited to bring the Legends League second season back home. We have the maximum number of cricket fans here in India,” said Raman Raheja, co-founder and CEO of Legends League Cricket.
“The first season had maximum viewership from India, followed by Pakistan and Sri Lanka followed by the rest of the world. We hope to give a better experience to our viewers and cricket enthusiasts. We are sure that the cricketing fans will rejoice in our decision to shift the base to India as the excitement of watching live cricket cannot be matched,” he added.
Legends League Cricket 2022 – Teams:
While 2 teams fought it out in the first season, a total of 4 teams will participate in the Legends League Cricket 2022. Unlike the first season, the upcoming season will also see the league adopt a new franchise based format. Each of the 4 new teams will be owned and operated by private ownership. The team selections will be done by a draft method before the commencement of the league.
(The team list will be updated with new additions as and when it is announced.)
Legends League Cricket 2022 – Players list:
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.
Here is the list of the players who have signed up for Legends League Cricket 2022:
Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Sreesanth, Pravin Tambe, Virender Sehwag, Pragyan Ojha, Ashok Dinda, Mohammed Kaif, Stuart Binny, S. Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, Naman Ojha, Reetinder Sodhi, Parthiv Patel, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, RP Singh, Sourav Ganguly
Monty Panesar (England), Mitchell Johnson (Australia), Kevin O’ Brien (Ireland), Albie Morkel (South Africa), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa), Eoin Morgan (England), Shane Watson (Australia), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Upul Chandana (Sri Lanka), Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka), Ravi Bopara (England), Chris Tremlett (England), Dale Sten (South Africa), Ian Butler (New Zealand), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Mitchell McCleneghan (New Zealand), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Asghar Afghan (Afghanistan), Brett Lee (Australia), Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka), Liam Plunkett (England), Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh), Romesh Kaluwitharana (Sri Lanka), Dilhara Fernando (Sri Lanka), Matt Prior (England), Denesh Ramdin (West Indies), Lendl Simmons (West Indies), Tim Bresnan (England), Christopher Mpofu (Zimbabwe), Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe), Dhammika Prasad (Sri Lanka), Paras Khadka (Nepal), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Lance Klusener (South Africa), Ross Taylor (New Zealand), Morne Morkel (South Africa).
Legends League Cricket 2022 – Where to watch live telecast
The first edition of the league was broadcast on the Sony Sports Network and the second edition will be available on the same network.
Legends League Cricket 2022 – Live streaming:
The live streaming of Legends League Cricket 2022 will be available on Sony Liv app.