Legends League Cricket (LLC) has confirmed its upcoming season scheduled to be held in India from November 18 to December 9, 2023. The announcement comes as exhilarating news for cricket enthusiasts, especially with the impending Asia Cup and the ICC World Cup set to add to the excitement of the cricketing calendar.
The return of the Legends League Cricket to Indian shores promises a heightened cricketing experience, as top legends of the sport prepare to descend onto the field. According to an LLC press release, this franchise-based cricket extravaganza will grace newer venues across India, aiming to kindle enthusiasm in places where international cricket has not been as prevalent, thereby further promoting the sport at the grassroots level.
As anticipation builds, the league is gearing up to amplify its competitive edge and entertainment quotient by introducing more players into the mix. The previous season held in Doha saw retired international cricket stars like Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Hashim Amla, Ross Taylor, and Chris Gayle gracing the field under the LLC banner, elevating the game to unprecedented heights.
The inaugural franchise season, held in September 2022, was claimed by the India Capitals. Sources indicate that the details of the retention policy for the teams, along with the unveiling of the new Player Draft Pool, will be disclosed in due course.
Ravi Shastri, the Commissioner of Legends League Cricket, expressed his eagerness for the forthcoming season, stating, “Bring it on, the world-class competitive cricket is always welcome. With more legends joining the game, much more fun is expected on the field. This is what a fan like me would want. We expect to make the league one of the best experiences for the fans and cricketing fraternity in this category. The league is experiencing significant growth and positive changes, season on season. With the next one in India, it is likely to contribute to its popularity and appeal further.”