The Road Safety World Series is all set to kickstart on the 5th of March in Raipur as India Legends will square off Bangladesh Legends in the opening match. The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur will stage the fixtures of the Road Safety World Series. On the other hand, England Legends will open their account against Bangladesh Legends on the 7th.
The tournament’s semi-final will take place on the 17th of March while the second will kickstart on the 19th. The tournament-decider will occur on the 21st. The Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, whose capacity is of 65000, would be open for 50% of attendance as per the SOP issued by the Centre as claimed by a media release.
Cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Muttiah Muralitharan, and several others will appear from six cricket-playing nations – England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and India. The objective of the Road Safety World Series is to create awareness about road safety. Australian cricketers pulled out of the tournament due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the lockdown regulations in some regions in their country.
The Road Safety World Series was called off earlier:
The iconic T20 tournament had to be called off after four games on the 11th of March 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Maharashtra’s road safety cell organised the competition, electing Sunil Gavaskar as the commissioner and Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador.