Sachin Tendulkar will play in the Indian jersey one more time. He will lead the India Legends team in the ‘Road Safety World Series’ starting from September 10. The organizers of the competition said this.
Sachin also played for India in the first year of the Road Safety World Series. He was the captain that time too. Under his leadership, India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends in the final.
- This time also he has given the responsibility. Apart from Sachin, the names of the rest of the team’s cricketers have not yet been announced.
- The Road Safety World Series will continue for 22 days starting from September 10. The group stage will played in three fields. The opening match will be in Kanpur. The remaining two grounds are Indore and Dehradun. Two semi-finals will held in Raipur. The final will held on the same ground on October 1.
Last time, apart from Sachin, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, S Badrinath, Naman Ojha, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel played in the Indian team.
It not yet decided who will play this time.
A total of seven countries played in the first ever Road Safety World Series. Apart from India Legends, Legends teams from Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh and England participated. New Zealand Legends team is joining as a new team this time.
The competition has initiated the Ministry of Road Transport, Information and Technology and Sports and Youth Affairs of the Union Government. The series started with the aim of raising awareness about road safety across the world. Former cricketers from every country participated there.
In this context, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, “Road Safety World Series has started to increase road safety through cricket.
It is a very good initiative. We want every person of the country to obey the law while walking on the road. For that we need to raise awareness in people’s minds. I believe we can achieve our goals through this competition.
Former BCCI President and present Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, “I am sure, through the Road Safety World Series, people can made more aware of road safety. We are very happy to see people’s enthusiasm for this competition.”