By VINODE MAMCHAN
The Legends World Cup will be making the rounds around the world over the last few years.
With the second edition of the tournament due to open on Friday at the Central Broward Regional Park, chairman of Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) Mahammad Qureshi has released news that the tournament will not be played in the United States from next year for a while.
The West Indies won the first edition in 2021 and will be coming up against USA, Canada and India looking to repeat as champions. The 2023 edition will be played in Dubai with the 2024 tournament in Canada. The next year it will carded for Sri Lanka and in 2026 the tournament will be played in Trinidad and Tobago at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium.
According to Qureshi: “The response to this tournament has been great so far and we are looking to take it around the world. We have had interest from different regions and we will be taking it to the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean before coming back to North America.
“We have players from all round the world taking part in this legend series and they are happy to play in front of their home crowds so this is why we are taking it around the world. This year we hope to have another competitive Legends World Cup as the tournament builds. We are happy with the enthusiasm shown by the players as they take their cricket very seriously.
“Information reaching us is that the players have been hard at work over the past few months fine tuning their game and they are ready for the big stage. The matches will be carried ‘live’ on Maqtv.com for everyone to see.”
The opening match of the tournament will see the United States coming up against Canada at 9.30am.