Ravi Shastri to join the upcoming Legends League of Cricket as commissioner

Shastri said, “It feels great to remain connected with cricket in the thick of action, especially with the legends of the game who have been champions in their own right.”

Ravi Shastri, whose stint as the head coach of the Indian cricket team recently ended, has already decided to move on with his life. Reports from PTI suggest that the 59-year-old has been roped in for the commissioner’s job for the upcoming Legends League of Cricket. It is a professional cricketing event in which retired legends of the game will participate. The inaugural edition of the tournament will be played next year in the Gulf.

Talking about his appointment, Shastri said, “It feels great to remain connected with cricket in the thick of the action, especially with the legends of the game who have been champions in their own right,” reports TOI. He further added that he is thrilled to be a part of this unique tournament. He also believes that the initiative will have a bright future in the coming years. Raman Rajeha, the league co-founder, believes that Ravi Shastri will be the best person to lead this tournament and be able to “guide it in the right direction.”

The League will feature cricketers from Australia, England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, and other cricketers from around the globe. These players will be divided into three teams representing India, Asia, and the rest of the world. Keeping in mind the fitness issue with the players partaking, Australian physiotherapist Andrew Leipus has been asked to join as the director of Sports and Science. Leipus has ample experience under his belt and will oversee the fitness of all the players playing in the league.

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