The organizers of Legends League Cricket confirmed on Friday that West Indian lead-off hitter Chris Gayle will play in the upcoming second edition of Legends League Cricket. Gayle holds almost every record out there, including the most runs (now 10,000+), most hundreds, fastest hundred, and most fours and sixs in the game’s shortest format.
The left-handed batter has amassed 15 Test hundreds and more than 7,000 runs in 103 games and regularly pops up for many T20 franchises in jerseys numbered 333 – his highest first-class score, which he achieved against Sri Lanka in Galle, only to become fourth batsman after Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag with two Test triples in a lifetime.
“It gives me immense pleasure and excitement to be a part of this prestigious competition and to play with the iconic legends of the game. India, see you at the venues,” Gayle said in an official statement.
It was previously confirmed that the tournament will be played in six cities in India. Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur, Cuttack and Rajkot will host the matches and the scheduled dates for the tournament are from September 17 to October 8, 2022.
The inaugural season of the competition was played in Muscat in January this year between three teams – India Maharajas, World Giants and Asia Lions – and consisted of seven games.
In Season 2, the format will have four franchise teams. There will be 15 matches in Season 2 of the competition and they will be played in these six cities.
Previously, Sourav Ganguly, the former India skipper and current chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), played a special cricket match in Legends League Cricket. Ganguly made the announcement on Instagram, confirming that he would indeed be playing a very special match in Season 2 of Legends League Cricket.
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