Reason Revealed: Here's why Sourav Ganguly pulled himself out of the Legends League Cricket
Former Indian skipper and BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly has pulled himself out of the upcoming season of the Legends League Cricket one-off match. The Indian Maharajas, led by Ganguly, were supposed to face World XI, led by Eoin Morgan, on September 16 at the Eden Gardens.
Later on Saturday, Ganguly explained that he was unable to actively participate as a cricket player in the Legends League Cricket Benefit Match due to his "professional commitments and constant work with cricket management."
However, Ganguly lent his support to the event, which will get underway on September 16 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata with a match between the World XI and the Indian Maharajas. Ganguly wished his cricketing teammates luck for the charity game and the league in a recent letter to the League.
He wrote that the idea of bringing all the legendary cricketers who are retired together is highly appreciated and it will also engage fans at the highest level. He added that he was thankful to the league for asking him to lead the Indian Maharajas against the World XI in a special one-off game.
Ganguly said, "However, due to my professional commitments and continuous work with the 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."
He concluded that he would be available during the match, watching the game from the stands. The BCCI president further praised the organisers for bringing all the legends of the game together at one place.
The League wants to commemorate the 75th Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by supporting girl children and their education by giving all match money raised to Kapil Dev's Khushii Foundation. The special benefit game between India Maharajas and World Giants will feature cricketers from ten different countries in an effort to raise money for the cause.