Road Safety Series World T20: Australian stars pull out of the tournament due to COVID-19 travel restrictions Down Under

Road Safety Series World T20: Australian stars pull out of the tournament due to COVID-19 travel restrictions Down Under

England and Bangladesh Legends are two new teams in the Road Safety Series.

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Brett Lee. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Road Safety World Series T20 is all set to get staged in Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur during March 2-21. Earlier, it was stated that many big names of the cricket world will mark their presence in the event, but the latest reports cleared that Australian legends have pulled out of the T20 event due to their inability to travel as per COVID-19 restrictions Down Under.

England and Bangladesh Legends are two new teams in the Road Safety Series. Bangladesh have been roped in as the replacement of the Australian Legends, and England Legends would ply their trade as the sixth team in the event. The inaugural edition of the series got cancelled on March 11, 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic situations, and will now be played on the newly built stadium in Raipur, which can accommodate around 65,000 people at a time.

It is a crystal clear fact that cricket is the most followed sport in India, and cricketers are celebrated just like idols. With their help and support, this series is all set to alter people’s mindset towards their actions on road safety in the country. The Unacademy Road Safety World Series is an initiative taken up by the Safety Cell of Maharashtra in association with the Professional Management Group (PMG). The same series is led by legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the commissioner of the series.

Sachin Tendulkar roped in as brand ambassador of Road Safety World Series T20

Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the Brand Ambassador of the League. Unacademy is the title sponsor, and Viacom18 is the broadcast partner of the league. Founder of the Road Safety World Series, Senior Member in Road Safty Cell of Maharashtra, stated-

“It gives me immense pleasure to welcome the England Legends and the Bangladesh Legends to the Unacademy Road Safety World Series. Their participation will add to the competitive spirit of this exciting series. The importance of this series has gained further relevance given the fact that the number of deaths due to road accidents haven’t lessened even during the pandemic. We all need to carry on with our efforts to create maximum awareness towards road safety and save as many as many lives as possible on Indian roads.”