Asia Lions to be the Asian Team of Legends League Cricket
The League will be played in January 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman between three power packed teams.
Updated - Jan 17, 2022 10:37 am
New Delhi, December 23, 2021: Legends Cricket League, a professional cricket league for retired international cricketers announced the name of the cricketers to represent Asia along with the players representing the team.
“Asia Lions our team from Asia. We find it most suited name with the lion-hearted players that feature in the team. Shoaib Akhtar running in to bowl and Jayasuriya cutting it over the square is what fans will now be most eagerly waiting for. The Lions are all set to roar their loudest once again on the cricket field, a place where they always belong to,” said Raman Raheja, CEO of Legends League Cricket.
The League will be played in January 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman between three power packed teams. The other two teams would be representing India and Rest of the World.
Ravi Shastri, Commissioner of Legends League Cricket said “This is top quality exciting cricket in offer. The Lions of Asia from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Afghanistan coming together in one team will definitely give the other two teams a run for their money. I tell you they are absolute champions and Afridi, Murali, Chaminda, Shoaib Malik all playing in one team, this will be a blast.”
Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Azhar Mahmood, Upul Tharanga, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Yousuf, Umar Gul, Younis Khan and AsgharAfghan will be playing for Asia Lions.
With such a strong lineup the cricket fans all over the world are up for a very competitive and entertaining cricket. The team names and players of the other two teams of India and rest of the world shall be revealed very soon too.
Meanwhile, the league has Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan named as their brand ambassador. “I am absolutely looking forward to the Legends League Cricket celebrating the Legends of Cricket from all across the world, bringing back the old rivalries for us to relive the nostalgia. It is a great opportunity for all cricket fans to get an opportunity to see them play live again,” Bachchan stated earlier.