Two of the biggest names in world cricket, the batting legends, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, will once again be up against each other for a noble cause. The two champions will be facing each other in the opening game of the ‘Unacademy Road Safety World Series’, a T20 tournament, when India Legends will be locking horns with the West Indies Legends at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 7.
As per the series schedule released on Thursday, a total of 11 matches will be played in the tournament.
The series will comprise of some cricketing stalwarts 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 organizers, the series will be played 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.
Under the leadership of Tendulkar, India Legends 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 range from ₹50 to ₹500 giving fans a chance to catch their favorite players and team live in action. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be utilized towards creating awareness of road safety in the country.
Road Safety World Series 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)