New Delhi, July 13, 2022: Eoin Morgan, the recently retired England captain, and 2019 World Cup winner, has announced his return to cricket. The 35- year old will be participating in the Legends League Cricket for the upcoming season 2, joining the likes of Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, Brett Lee, Muttiah Muralitharan, and many other ex-cricketers.
Eoin Morgan has confirmed his participation in season two of Legends League Cricket, which starts in September. The Dublin-born batter played 248 ODI, 16 Tests, and 115 T20I for the England team. He also took the England team to their first-ever World Cup win in 2019 when they defeated New Zealand in the final. Additionally, he is the only player to make one-day international centuries for two different teams, namely Ireland and England.
The Irish southpaw took retirement from captaincy as well as the game for England last month with a desire to play at the domestic level while he can. Working towards fulfilling the same desire, Eoin Morgan has confirmed his participation in season two of Legends League Cricket. Confirming his participation, the ex- England captain said, “It feels great and I am super excited to be part of Legends. I am looking forward to play in season 2. “
On Morgan’s joining Season 2, Raman Raheja, co-founder and CEO of Legends League Cricket said, “we welcome Eoin to the team and looking forward to experience his all-rounded performance in the field in season 2. His participation will surely make season 2 exciting as well as entertaining.”
Explaining the new season of Legends League Cricket, Raheja said, “We have 4 Franchisees owned teams, playing 15 matches between September 20 to October 10, 2022, at Oman. Currently, we have 110 top-class players in the pool who would be put in 4 teams through a Player Draft process in early August 2022. So about 80 top players, essentially Legends of Cricket, would be playing in the upcoming season. Players like Sehwag, Irfan & Yusuf Pathan amongst others from India. Australia, England, Pakistan, SA, Sri Lanka, etc are going to be playing together. The format is such that it would make us an International T20 League with the highest number of International Cricketers in the playing eleven”