Road Safety World Series schedule out; Tendulkar vs Lara in opener
Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will face off in the opening match of the Road Safety World Series in Mumbai
Mumbai: Two of the biggest names in world cricket, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, will once again be up against each other for a noble cause.
The two champion players will clash against each other in the opening game of the 'Unacademy Road Safety World Series', a T20 tournament, when India Legends will take on West Indies Legends at Wankhede Stadium here on March 7.
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As per the series schedule released on Thursday, a total of 11 matches will be played in the tournament.
The series will feature some big names in cricket from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies and South Africa like Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Ajantha Mendis.
According to the organisers, the series aims to create awareness about road safety.
Two of these 11 matches will be played at Wankhede, four at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune, four at D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the final game will be played at Brabourne Stadium here on March 22.
Pune will host two India matches (against South Africa Legends on March 14 and Australia Legends on March 20), while Wankhede and DY Patil will host one match each featuring the host team.
India Legends led by Tendulkar will play against Sri Lanka Legends at D Y Patil on March 10.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar is the commissioner of the series and the games will commence at 7 pm.
Tickets to the matches will go live exclusively on BookMyShow from Friday (February 14) 6 pm onwards. Prices of tickets ranges from Rs 50 to Rs 500 giving fans a chance to catch their favourite players and team live in action. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be utilized towards creating awareness towards road safety in the country.
Schedule (All matches start at 7 pm IST)
March 7: India Legends vs West Indies Legends, Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)
March 8: Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, Wankhede (Mumbai)
March 10: India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
March 11: West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends, DY Patil
March 13: South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, DY Patil
March 14: India Legends vs South Africa Legends, MCA Stadium (Pune)
March 16: Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends, MCA Stadium
March 17: West Indies Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends, MCA Stadium
March 19: Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends, DY Patil
March 20: India Legends vs Australia Legends, MCA Stadium
March 22: FINAL, Brabourne Stadium (CCI, Mumbai)