The owners of Legends League Cricket (LLC) Manipal Tigers have announced the signing of veteran all-rounders Darren Sammy and Corey Anderson along with frontline South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir. The franchise is owned by Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG).
The second season of the much anticipated Legends League Cricket is all set to kick start on 16th September 2022. All the franchises have started to engage with legendary cricketers across the globe to strengthen their squads.
Manipal Tigers have rigorously dealt with stalwart cricketers to form a strong foundation for their team. They have spent a sum of Rs. 6,91,20,000 to hire 13 leading cricketers from the player draft and are left with a purse of 1,08,80,000 to add a few more athletes to complete their squad.
Interestingly, Harbhajan Singh has been given command of the franchise and the veteran Indian off-spinner will lead the team to aim for a massive triumph. Along with the three latest signings, Manipal has already hired the services of Brett Lee, Muthiah Muralitharan and Lance Klusener.
3 more tigers join #ManipalTigers for a legendary play in #LLCT20.@ImranTahirSA, @coreyanderson78, @darensammy88 are ready to roar in #LegendsLeagueCricket.#BossLogonKaGame #BossGame #ManipalGroup pic.twitter.com/gRecbFEz6L
— Manipal Tigers (@manipaltigers) September 6, 2022
Speaking to the media, the CEO of Manipal Tigers Raman Raheja expressed strong confidence in Sammy, Anderson and Tahir. He stated that the three cricketers have varied experiences in the shorter format of the game and will prove to be vital assets for his evolving franchise.
Apart from a strong player side, Manipal Tigers have also remained concerned about their management and have availed the services of world-cup-winning Australian coach John Buchanan and Indian selector Sarandeep Singh to be a part of the coaching staff.
The Legends League Cricket will be conducted in a phased manner starting from September 17 at Eden Gardens. Other venues of the tournament include Lucknow, Cuttack, Delhi and Jodhpur. In all, 16 fixtures are scheduled to take place in 11 days.