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Legends Intercontinental T-20 League from Aug 16

By EMN Updated: May 23, 2024 10:41 pm

KOHIMA — The inaugural edition of the Legends Intercontinental T-20 (LIT-20) League is scheduled to take place from August 16 to 29 at Moosa Stadium in Texas, USA.

This was announced by the USA-based Brosid Sports LLC on Thursday during a press conference in New Delhi.

The league’s CEO and former Ranji player, Vishal Sharma, unveiled the teams, tournament schedule and marquee players for 13-day-long tournament.

The tournament will feature seven teams—Indo Kings, Asian Avengers, Euro Rangers, American Mavericks, Trans-Tasman Titans, African Lions and Caribbean Vikings—vying for the inaugural title.

The LIT-20 will be played in a single round-robin format, with the top four teams at the end of the league stage advancing to the knockout stage. A total of 24 matches will be played, with each day featuring double-headers.

The semi-final will take place on August 27, followed by the grand finale on August 28, it was informed.

“We are thrilled to launch the Legends Intercontinental T-20 League, which will feature legendary stars from various continents putting on a spectacular cricketing show. Cricket has been growing at a rapid pace in the USA, and we believe this is an ideal time to introduce a legends league to the cricket fans present in the USA”, Vishal Sharma said, speaking of the tournament

He added that this is the beginning of something special and expressed excitement to embark on this journey with stars like Parthiv Patel, Brett Lee, TM Dilshan, and Graeme Swann, who were present at the meet.

Dilshan also expressed excitement about being associated with the league. He said, “I think the Legends Intercontinental T-20 League is going to be amazing. We can share our memories. Those days we played together, we fought on the field and shared great rivalry. Still, people want to see legends playing. So, just excited and looking forward to competing in what will be a cricket extravaganza.”

Lending his support to the league, former Aussie pacer Lee said, “It’s always great for us to see guys that I’ve played against my whole career. I think that’s great, seeing that sport does. It allows an opportunity for us to catch up again. And now with legends in front of our team, it’s going to be a lot of fun. So looking forward to what is in store for the players and it’s great.”

Legendary players such as Graeme Swann, TM Dilshan and Liam Plunkett have confirmed their participation in the inaugural season.

The full roster of players will be announced in the build-up to the tournament, it was informed.

By EMN Updated: May 23, 2024 10:41:17 pm
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