Road Safety World Series 2021: India take on Bangladesh in tournament opener on 5 March


Mumbai: India Legends will take on new entrant Bangladesh Legends in the first match of the Road Safety World Series in Raipur on 5 March.

The matches will be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium and England Legends will open their account against Bangladesh Legends on March 7, a media release issued here said.

The first semifinal will be played on 17 March, while the second semifinal will be held on 19 March. The summit clash will be played on 21 March.

The 65,000 capacity stadium will be open for 50 percent attendance as per the SOP issued by the Centre, the release added.

Cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Muttiah Muralitharan and others from six cricket playing nations — England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh and India — will be part of the initiative to create awareness about road safety.

The first edition of the series, played in T20 format, had to be called off after four games on 11 March, 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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