The Road Safety World Series 2020 will start from the 7th of March with cricket’s biggest names from India, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa will play against each other in a T20 Tournament.
Some Road Accident Facts in India:
“Road accidents account for 17 deaths every hour in India (data to be confirmed) and as you are reading this, there is a good chance someone has lost his/her life in a road mishap. Road safety awareness thus has become the need of the hour and what better way to do it, than through a sport that unifies billions of Indians.”
The legends of the game will be contributing towards raising awareness about road safety in India. The event has been organized by the Professional Management Group and the Road Safety Cell of the Maharashtra government.
The series is approved by the BCCI and Indian Legend Sunil Gavaskar will take over as the commissioner of the Road Safety World Series 2020, whereas Sachin Tendulkar is the Brand Ambassador for the same.
The first match of series will be played at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai between Sachin led India Legends and Lara led West Indies Legends on March 7. The final will be played at the MCA Stadium Pune on March 22.
All the matches will be played across three venues in Maharashtra, India i.e. Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, MCA Stadium in Pune and DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
SCHEDULE (All Matches Start at 7:00 pm IST)
March 7, 2020: India Legends vs West Indies Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)
March 8, 2020: Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)
March 10, 2020: India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
March 11, 2020: West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends @ @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
March 13, 2020: South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
March 14, 2020: India Legends vs South Africa Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
March 15, 2020: Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
March 17, 2020: West Indies Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
March 19, 2020: Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)
March 20, 2020: India Legends vs Australia Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
March 22, 2020: FINAL @ MCA Stadium (Pune)
India Legends: Sachin Tendulkar (C), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Sanjay Bangar, Munaf Patel, Mohammad Kaif, Pragyan Ojha, Sairaj Bahutule, Sameer Dighe, Abey Kuruvilla.
Australia Legends: Brett Lee (C), Brad Hodge, Brett Geeves, Clint Mckay, Jason Krejza, Mark Cosgrove, Nathan Reardon, Shane Lee, Travis Birt, Xavier Doherty, Ben Laughlin.
Sri Lanka Legends: Tillakaratne Dilshan (C), Chamara Kapugedera, Chaminda Vaas, Farveez Maharoof, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan, Rangana Herath, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sachithra Senanayake, Thilan Thushara, Malinda Warnapura, Upul Chandana.
South Africa Legends: Jonty Rhodes (C), Andrew Hall, Garnett Kruger, Jacques Rudolph, Albie Morkel, Johann van der Wath, Lance Klusener, Martin Van Jaarsveld, Morne van Wyk, Paul Harris, Ryan McLaren, Roger Telemachus, Herschelle Gibbs.
West Indies Legends: Brian Lara (C), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Adam Sanford, Carl Hooper, Danza Hyatt, Daren Ganga, Pedro Collins, Ricardo Powell, Ridley Jacobs, Samuel Badree, Suleiman Benn, Tino Best, Dinanath Ramnarine.
Where can we watch the Road Safety World Series 2020?
Live Broadcasting: COLORS Cineplex and COLORS Kannada Cinema
Live Streaming: VOOT and JIO
Where to buy the match tickets?
Of the total capacity of the stadium, 60 percent of tickets will be available online whereas 20 percent will be available at Box Office(which means that you can pick your tickets in person when you arrive at the event) at each venue on match days and the remaining 20 percent will go towards hospitality and sponsors.
You can buy your match tickets online from Book My Show. The ticket prices start at 50 and end at 500.
A part of the ticket sales will be utilized towards creating awareness among the people of the country related to road safety.
One of the World’s Fastest Men, Yohan Blake also came to India to promote road safety in India. He said, “I am aware of deaths due to road accidents in India, I am also aware of cricket’s popularity in the country and how people idolize cricketers here.”
Yohan Blake also said he is a huge Sachin Fan:
“Not many might know, but I also like cricket and I am a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar. I will make sure that I get to meet him and take his autograph during my stay,” he said.
The Road Safety World T20 Series is a great initiative by the BCCI and it’s like a dream come true for crazy cricket fans like us, seeing our childhood heroes playing against each other again.
Which face-off are you waiting for the most?
Sachin vs Murali? or Yuvraj vs Brett Lee?
Comment down below!