West indies legend Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul are among the big names set to feature in a T20 tournament aimed at promoting road safety, called the Road Safety World Series. Other prominent names that are set to be part of the tournament include India's Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag and Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan, South African Jacques Kallis and Australia’s Brett Lee.
The first season of the tournament will be played in 2020 between February 2 and 16 in Mumbai and will feature the following teams: India Legends, Australia Legends, South Africa Legends, Sri Lanka Legends and West Indies Legends.
It’s understood that a total of 110 players, all retired, have confirmed their participation in the tournament, which would be based on the franchise model prevailing across domestic T20 Leagues around the world. the participating teams have being restricted to only test-playing countries for the first season.
Although the players' payments would be taken care of by the franchises, the proceeds from the tournament itself would be utilized by the road safety cell to promote the cause in addition to highlighting how India ranks highest in the list of deaths caused on roads in the world.