The organisers of Legends League Cricket on Friday affirmed that West Indies opening batter Chris Gayle will play in the forthcoming 2nd edition of Legends League Cricket. Gayle owns almost every record there is, including that of the most runs (presently 10,000+), most hundreds, quickest hundred, and most fours and sixes in the T20.
The left-given batter has racked up 15 Test hundreds and over 7,000 runs across 103 games and regularly turns up for the numerous T20 franchises in jerseys numbered 333-his highest first-Class score, which he made vs Sri Lanka at Galle, to become only the fourth batsman after Don Bradman, Brian Lara and Virender Sehwag with two Test triples in a lifetime.
“It gives me immense pleasure and excitement to be part of this prestigious league and to play with the iconic legends of the game. India, see you at the venues,” said Gayle in an official statement.
Prior it was affirmed that the tournament will be played across 6 cities in India. Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur, Cuttack, and Rajkot will be hosting the games and the dates planned for the tournament are from September 17-October 8, 2022.
In Season 2 the format will have 4 franchise-owned teams. There will be 15 games in the league’s season 2 and they will be played in these six cities.