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Legends League Cricket trophy: Railways minister shares Vande Bharat journey video along Jonty Rhodes, Syed Kirmani

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Legends League Cricket trophy: Railways minister shares Vande Bharat journey video along Jonty Rhodes, Syed Kirmani


Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnav Thursday took to social media X to share a video of him along with Jonty Rhodes, Syed Kirmani and Monty Panesar as they embarked on their tour to promote the spirit of sports across the country on the Vande Bharat Express.

Union Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnav Thursday took to social media X (formerly known as Twitter) to share a video of him along with Jonty Rhodes, Syed Kirmani and Monty Panesar as they embarked on their tour to promote the spirit of sportsacross the country on the Vande Bharat Express.

Taking to X the Railways minister wrote, “Legendary passenger experience on India’s fastest train. #LegendsLeagueCricket Trophy tour leaves Bhopal on Vande Bharat to cover 50 cities in 17 states.”

The video shows cricketers Monty Panesar, Syed Kirmani, Jonty Rhodes along with Union Minister Vaishnaw at Rani Kamlapati Railway Station. It also shows Vaishnaw posing with a cricket bat along with the trophy in the background. The team reached Delhi from Bhopal today.

Reacting to the Indian Railways partnership with Legends League Cricket, Jonty Rhodes tweeted,” Partnerships are so important in cricket, at every level, and so I am very grateful to @AshwiniVaishnaw for this wonderful partnership that has just started with @llct20 and @RailMinIndia #trophytour.

Apart from players like Rhodes, Kirmani and Panesar, former cricketers like Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, S Sreesanth, Parthiv Patel, Shane Watson, Praveen Kumar, Jhulan Goswami are also part of this initiative. These national and international stars will be onboard the Vande Bharat Express spanning across the 5 railway zones namely North, South, Central, East, and West, reported ANI.

Earlier on November 6, Legends League Cricket along with Indian Railways announced a national campaign on the nation’s fastest train network. As part of the campaign, the trophy will travel across 17 different states and union territories for 15 days.

“We welcome Legends League Cricket and the legendary players on the Vande Bharat and look forward to this incredible journey of promoting sports across the nation,” ANI quoted Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

“We are proud to partner with Indian Railways and contribute in promoting sports. The game is getting bigger each day at Legends League Cricket. With more and more players joining, we must keep the fire burning and give fans the chance to witness the best competitive cricket across the new venues…” ANI quoted Ravi Shastri, Commissioner of Legends League Cricket as saying on Tuesday.

The upcoming season of the LLC is scheduled to kick off on November 18, with the final match set for December 9, 2023.

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Updated: 09 Nov 2023, 08:31 PM IST

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