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April 13, 2024
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Stellar lineup of Cricket Legends to embark 15-Day nationwide tour on iconic Vande Bharat Express ahead of Legends League Cricket Trophy

New Delhi: In an exciting development for cricket enthusiasts and train travelers alike, the Indian Railways has joined hands with the organizers of the Legends League Cricket to embark on a 15-day national tour aboard the Vande Bharat Express. The journey is set to commence on November 8 and will feature former cricketers who participated in this year’s league, building anticipation for the upcoming Legends League Cricket Trophy.

The highly anticipated second season of the Legends League Cricket is scheduled to take place between November 18 and December 9, gracing five vibrant cities across India – Ranchi, Jammu, Surat, Dehradun, and Visakhapatnam. Cricket aficionados can mark their calendars for what promises to be a riveting competition, with some of the game’s biggest legends in action.

The opening match of this much-awaited league will witness the Bhilwara Kings, led by the dynamic Irfan Pathan, going head-to-head with the defending champions, the Indian Capitals, under the captaincy of the illustrious Gautam Gambhir. The league is also set to feature a stellar lineup of legendary players, including the likes of Suresh Raina, Kevin Pietersen, Chris Gayle, S Sreesanth, Shane Watson, and Praveen Kumar, who are sure to add an extra layer of excitement and competition to the tournament.

Ravi Shastri, former Indian player and the Commissioner of Legends League Cricket, expressed his pride in the collaboration with Indian Railways, emphasizing the importance of attracting top talent to ensure the league continues to maintain the highest standards of cricket.

Indian Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav extended a warm welcome to the cricketing stalwarts as they prepare to embark on their journey aboard the Vande Bharat train. He expressed his enthusiasm for promoting the sport throughout the country through this unique and exciting expedition.

The blend of cricketing excellence and a train journey aboard the iconic Vande Bharat Express promises an unforgettable experience for both players and fans, offering a unique opportunity to celebrate the sport and the incredible talents that have graced the Legends League Cricket.

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