Sachin Tendulkar is the Road Safety World Series Brand Ambassador.© Instagram
Indian legends will compete against their Bangladeshi counterparts in the first match of the Road Safety World Series at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur on March 5. English legends will open their account against Bangladesh on March 7, while India will face the England side in their second match on March 9. The tournament semi-finals will be played on March 17th and 19th, while the final will be on March 21st. All games begin at 7:00 PM IST.
A string of stars including Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Muttiah Muralitharan and many more legends from six cricket-playing nations – England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, Bangladesh and host India – will be back on the field to recreate the magic of yesteryear in the annual T20 cricket tournament, which is organized to raise awareness about road safety in the country.
The newly built 65,000-capacity stadium in Raipur will be open to 50 percent participation according to the SOP issued by the central government. Last week, Australian legends withdrew from the tournament as they were unable to travel due to strict COVID-19 restrictions Down Under.
As cricket is the most followed sport in the country and cricketers are considered idols, this competition aims to influence and change people’s mindsets towards their behavior on the road.
The Road Safety World Series is an initiative of Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra in collaboration with Professional Management Group (PMG) led by Sunil Gavaskar as Commissioner of the Series and Sachin Tendulkar is the competition’s brand ambassador.
The first edition of the series had to be called off after four games on March 11 last year due to the Covid-19 situation worldwide.
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