The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) and former captain of India Sourav Ganguly’s participation in Legends League Cricket have been in speculation. However, Ganguly has not yet confirmed being a part of the second season of Legends League Cricket. He provided clarity a short time after the tournament’s organisers announced in a press release that the former India captain would play in the league.
Ganguly told NDTV: “No, I am not going to be a part of Legends League Cricket. The news isn’t true.”
Earlier in a statement, the tournament organisers said that Ganguly will play in the league. The statement had even quoted Ganguly as saying, “It is going to be a lot of fun playing with other legends.” There was even a social media post on the official handle of LLC, announcing the signing of the BCCI president.
The entire situation has caused a lot of confusion. It would be interesting to see whether the organisers provide any clarification in the wake of Ganguly’s denial of being a participant in the league.
Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag to participate in Legends League Cricket 2022
Before the second season of the Legends League of Cricket began, numerous legendary players confirmed that they will be playing. The list includes Virender Sehwag, Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Monty Panesar.
Along with Harbhajan, former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has also declared his attendance at the next LLC.
Former cricket players from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, and England were divided into three teams. They represented India, Asia, and the rest of the world in the tournament’s debut year.
Ravi Shastri, Commissioner of Legends League Cricket said, “The Carnival of Legends is back. Top Cricketers from around the world would be seen coming together. These players have contributed immensely to cricket throughout their careers. I am looking forward to watching them play the Legends League Cricket second season.”