Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and the Cricket Hall of Fame take great pleasure in welcoming the cricket Legends for the inaugural Legends World Cup which will take place from September 27 to 30 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale.
This idea of the Legends World Cup was born out of a vision I had as CEO and Chairman of CCUSA. I saw it fit to host this tournament for avid cricketers to keep involve in the sport they love so much. Many of the players at this tournament would have played the game at a very competitive level and will be coming out to represent their country with passion.
I discussed the idea with Cricket Hall of Fame director Michael Chambers and the idea was brought to reality by the staff at CCUSA. This time around the four nations battling for honors will be the United States, Pakistan, West Indies and India. There was an overwhelming response in terms of players registering for the draft and the teams were finalised.
The idea behind this tournament is to bring back a taste of the glory days for cricketers who would have stepped back a bit with age. The quality of cricket played by these legends in their local leagues is very good so this tournament will be very competitive. The players taking part in the tournament have been training hard especially in terms of their fitness levels so there would definitely be more action on the field of play than on the physio’s table.
This Legends World Cup will be held annually to coincide with the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and it becomes a fixture on the calendar of CCUSA. The other major tournaments held by CCUSA are the very popular US Open T20, as well as the USA Nationals/Maq T10.Again this is a time to relive past glory and we wish all the players all the best in this tournament and we want to encourage you all to get to know another and build a network of great cricketers moving forward for the benefit of the sport.
Love live America! Long live Cricket!