By VINODE MAMCHAN
The inaugural Legends World Cup begins at the Central Broward Regional Park on Monday and it will mark the start of a week of celebrations leading up to the Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on Saturday, October 2 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida, United States.
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Four teams will be vying for honors at this tournament namely the United States, Pakistan, West Indies and India. After the formal opening ceremony at 9am, the action starts with a mouth-watering clash between Pakistan and India at 9.30am. After this battle of the East, there is a keen battle of the West as hosts United States will come up against the West Indies at 1.30pm.
The tournament will take the form of a round robin phase with each team playing against each other, meaning they will each have three matches to play. The top two teams at the end of this stage will battle for the title, while the third and fourth-placed team will play for third place.
The Legends World Cup is a collaboration between Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and Cricket Hall of Fame. The idea is the vision of chairman and CEO of CCUSA Mahammad Qureshi. Speaking to News925 he said: “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.“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.”