The defending Road Safety World Series (RSWS) champion India Legends will be led by batting star Sachin Tendulkar, the organisers said on Thursday. The 22-day competition will take place at several locations beginning on September 10. Kanpur will host the tournament’s first match, while Raipur will play host to the two semifinal matches and the championship match on October 1. According to a press release, there are additional locations in Indore and Dehradun.
The New Zealand Legends are the new participants in this edition, and they will play alongside the legends of England, Bangladesh, South Africa, West Indies, India, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka during the event, which is primarily played to raise awareness of road safety in the nation and around the world. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Ministry of Information and Technology, and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India all support the RSWS.
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said, “I am sure the Road Safety World Series will drive social change and work as an ideal platform to influence people’s mind-set towards their behaviour on the road and road safety.” The aim of the RSWS is to drive social change in the country and change people’s outlook towards road safety. As cricket is the most followed sport in the country and cricketers are looked upon as idols by many, the League will work as an ideal platform to influence and change people’s mind set towards their behaviour on the roads.
Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari said, “The Road Safety World Series is a very good initiative to create awareness towards road safety through cricket. “We want every individual in this country to be aware and obey every rules and regulations while on the road and for that to happen, we have to create awareness among the people, I strongly believe that this series will be able to do and achieve the goal of saving lives on Indian roads.”