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Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has expressed his inability to participate as a player for the Legends League Cricket Benefit Match however he will be extending his support when Indian Maharajas face World XI on September 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In a letter addressed to the League, the BCCI President wished his cricketing colleagues all the best for the benefit match and the league.
“I would like to convey my best wishes for your Legends League initiative. It’s a wonderful idea of bringing retired cricketers back on the cricket field and engaging with fans across generations. I am thankful to you for offering me an opportunity to play in the one-off Legends League game at the Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata on the September 16, 2022,” wrote Ganguly in his letter, as stated in an official media release.
“However due to my professional commitments and continuous work with cricket administration, I will not be able to take part in this game. I am sure the fans are eagerly looking forward to this league and there will be large crowds at the stadium. The league is bringing together the stalwarts of the game and I am sure there will be exciting cricket on display. I will be there at the Eden Gardens Stadium watching the match,” he stated further.
With this benefit match, the league aims to celebrate the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and the entire proceeds of the match will be donated to Kapil Dev‘s Khushii Foundation; for supporting girl child and their education.
“We respect Sourav’s decision and Legends League Cricket is here to celebrate the greatness of these cricketing greats in the best possible manner. And we are glad that Sourav even if he is not playing, will be an intrinsic part of this benefit match with his presence to cheer the Legends when they take field for the cause on September 16,2022,” said Raman Raheja, CEO and Co-Founder Legends League Cricket.
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