West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will take on India’s cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar in the much anticipated “West Indies Legends” opening match of the Unacademy Road Safety World Series at the historic Wankhede Stadium in India starting on March 7.
The tournament, which will witness the clash of titans from several cricket-laying nations will have the final at the Brabourne Stadium Cricket Club of India (CCI) ground on Mrch 22.
The Unacademy Road Safety World Series, is a five-nation Twenty20 cricket tournament which will showcase some of the biggest names in cricket from India, Australia, and South Africa. The five teams are namely, India Legends, West Indies Legends, including Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Darren Ganga, former West Indies captain Carl Hooper, Ridley Jacobs who will serve as wicket-keeper and former spinners Samuel Badree and Sulieman Benn, which will be among the stars in the squad.
Yohan Blake, a Jamaican sprinter who is the second fastest man in the world after his fellow countryman Usain Bolt, will also showcase his cricketing skills. Blake won gold at the 100m even in the 2011 World Championships.
A total of 11 matches will be played in the competition, where Wankhede Stadium will host two matches. MCA Stadium Pune will host four, similarity four matches will be played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, whereas the final will take place at the Brabourne Stadium on March 22.
“Road Safety is a serious concern, one person dies every four minutes in India and we all should joining hands to make our roads safe and save precious human lives,” said Karan Shroff, Vince President-Marketing, Unacademy.”