The tournament saw the participation of teams from India, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies in the first edition. Cricketing legends from these countries participated in the T20 tournament to entertain the fans and also raise awareness about road safety.
Speculation has been rife that this year’s tournament could be moved to the United Arab Emirates in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but informed sources
that the organizers will host it at home and at four sites. The RSWS is scheduled to start the last week of February and end the last week of March, ahead of the 2022 IPL season.
“Organizers are looking for an early Indian summer window to hold the second edition of the World Road Safety Series in at least four cities across India – Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Lucknow and Indore. Although the final schedule is yet to be shut down, you can expect to see the legends in action again within the next two months,” the source said on condition of anonymity.
“Organizers and local governments in these cities are also closely monitoring the current Covid scenario in the country to decide if fans can be allowed in the stadium during the event. A final call on this will be taken later depending on the situation that prevailed at that time,” the source said.
Confirming the development, Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) Chairman and former India Captain, Mohammad Azharuddin said: “It is a good event to hold in Hyderabad and HCA is extremely happy and proud to host this great event. It is a privilege for us to welcome all the legends of the game to Hyderabad and this event will be a great opportunity for Hyderabad fans to see the legends in action again, and this time, in addition to playing for the pride and glory of their country, they will also play for the cause of road safety, which is the common thread of the event.
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