Sachin Tendulkar will lead defending champions India Legends in the second edition of the Road Safety World Series, scheduled to be played from September 10 to October 1. The competition is to be held in Kanpur, Raipur, Indore, and Dehradun with Raipur hosting the two semifinals and final.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar will captain defending champions India Legends in the second edition of the Road Safety World Series (RSWS), starting September 10. The competition will be played in four cities, Kanpur, Raipur, Indore and Dehradun. Kanpur will host the curtain raiser while Raipur will host the two semi-finals and final.
Apart from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, Bangladesh and England, who previously took part in the inaugural edition, New Zealand Legends will be the new addition to the tournament during the 22- day event.
Road Safety World Series is supported by India's Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Information & Technology and Youth Affairs & Sports Government of India. The aim of the competition is to drive social change in the country and change people’s outlook on road safety. As cricket is the most followed sport in India and cricketers are looked upon as idols by many, the organisers believe this will work as an ideal platform to influence and change people’s mindset towards their behaviour on the roads.
“The Road Safety World Series is a very good initiative to create awareness towards road safety through cricket. We want every individual in this country to be aware and obey every rules and regulation while on the road and for that to happen, we have to create awareness among the people, I strongly believe that this series will be able to do and achieve the goal of saving lives on Indian roads,” Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Government of India, said in a statement.
The tournament will feature some of the top notch former cricketers around the world and some of them will also captain the teams. Following is the list of captains for the tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar (India legends), Tilakratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka legends), Brian Lara (West Indies legends), Ross Taylor (New zealand legends), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa legends), Ian Bell (England legends), Shane Watson (Australia legends), Mohammad Rafique (Bangladesh legends).