Australia Legends pull out due to travel restrictions Down Under
England and Bangladesh Legends are the two new teams in the Unacademy Road Safety World Series T20 which will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur from March 5 to 21, 2021. Australia Legends pulled out of the event because of the team’s inability to travel due to strict Covid-19 restrictions Down Under. Bangladesh Legends have been included as a replacement to the Australian Legends. England Legends have been included as the sixth team in the event.
The first edition of the series had to be called off after four games on March 11, 2020 due to the pandemic. All remaining matches will be now played in the newly-built 65,000 capacity stadium in Raipur and will be broadcast Live on COLORS Cineplex, COLORS Kannada Cinema, FTA channel Rishtey Cineplex and live stream on VOOT and Jio.
Founder of the Road Safety World Series, who is also a Senior Member in the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra, Chief of RTO Thane (Konkan Range) and who was recently honoured by Wockhardt Foundation with India Corona Warrior Award, Mr Ravi Gaikwad said, “It gives mimmense 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 lives as possible on Indian roads.”
Speaking about the same, Mr. Rohan Lavsi, Head, Hindi Movies Cluster, Viacom18 said, “Our league just got bigger with inclusion of England Legends and Bangladesh Legends. It is unfortunate that Australia Legends had to pull out due to their Domestic Covid restrictions however, inclusion of these 2 new teams will surely make up for the loss of Australia Legends. Cricket in India is not merely a sport, but a way of life and we are excited to bring the legends of international cricket to Indian audiences once again. The new teams of England Legends and Bangladesh Legends are sure to up the ante of excitement and entertainment of fans as they get to see their icons once again on the field.”