Unacademy Road Safety World Series: Schedule, Timings, Teams & Players List, When and Where to Watch

Unacademy Road Safety World Series tournament is being held to create awareness towards road safety. The Unacademy Road Safety World Series is a five-nation T20 cricket tournament that is able to showcase a number of the most important names in cricket from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and South Africa. The tournament which can witness the clash of titans from several cricket-playing nations will have the ultimate at the Brabourne Stadium in Cricket Club of India (CCI) ground on March 22.

Some notable players who will feature during this Series include Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Mendis, and many others. Former India captain, Padma Bhushan Sunil Gavaskar is the Commissioner of the Series.

Sachin Tendulkar face-off Brian Lara in Opener.

What is the Reason Behind this Tournament?

Every year, over 1.5-2 lakh people die on Indian roads because of vehicular accidents; one person dies every 4 minutes and 1,214 road accidents occur each day within the country. Within the last five years, over 65 lakh people were disabled completely.

As cricket is the most followed sport within the country and cricketers are looked up to as idols, the Series aims to make awareness about road safety and change people’s mindset towards their behavior on the roads.

Ravi Gaikwad, RTO Chief of Thane (Konkan Range), who is additionally a senior member of the Road Safety Cell of Maharashtra and Chairman of the Trust, Shant Bharat Surakshit Bharat, said: “There has been plenty of excitement towards this tournament and people were eagerly expecting the schedule and also the tickets.

I’m extremely glad for the fans and that I am sure they’re going to come in large numbers to cheer for the legends and also support this important reason for creating awareness towards road safety within the country. Road safety is a serious concern, one person dies every 4 minutes in India and we all should join hands to create our roads safe and save precious human lives.”

Karan Shroff, Vice President-Marketing, Unacademy, said, “The Road Safety World Series binds together a cause that we feel deeply for, and a sport that’s most loved by our TG and their parents, on and off the platform. This partnership will help us permeate the message that we would like to convey as a brand. It’s indeed exciting to see all the buzz around the Tournament, and Unacademy is actually elated to be at the heart of it.

How Many Teams are Participating?

The Unacademy Road Safety World Series is a five-nation T20 cricket tournament that can showcase a number of the most important names in cricket from India, Australia, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and South Africa. The five teams are namely, India Legends, West Indies Legends, Australia Legends, Sri Lanka Legends, and South Africa Legends.

Who are the Players?

Some notable players who will feature during this Series include former international cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Mendis and lots of more. Former India captain, Padma Bhushan and also the living legend, Sunil Gavaskar is the Commissioner of the Series.

I am glad that Unacademy has Come Forward:

The RTO chief of Thane (Konkan Range), Ravi Gaikwad lauded Unacademy for coming forward as the sponsor to extend the awareness of road safety among the people. He also felt that the message is going to be spread to tons of people through an education platform like Unacademy.

“I am glad that Unacademy has come forward as the title sponsor of the Road Safety World Series which is being organized to make awareness towards a menace that is killing one person every four minutes in this country. This Series is about teaching one and all the importance of road safety.

“It is about generating a mass movement to prevent these mindless deaths of precious human lives, it’s about showing compassion towards each other, and what better than an education platform like Unacademy to spread these messages,” he said.

How Many Matches will be Played During this Tournament?

Of the total 11 (eleven) matches, two are going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, four at the MCA Stadium in Pune, four matches at DY Patil Stadium at Nerul in Navi Mumbai and also the final at the picturesque Brabourne Stadium in Cricket Club of India (CCI) ground.

Pune will have the rare distinction of hosting two India matches (against South Africa Legends on March 14 and Australia Legends on March 20) while Wankhede and DY Patil will host one match each featuring the host team.

What is the schedule of the Road Safety Series?

Match 1 on March 7, 2020: India Legends vs West Indies Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)

Match 2 on March 8, 2020: Australia Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ Wankhede (Mumbai)

Match 3 on March 10, 2020: India Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)

Match 4 on March 11, 2020: West Indies Legends vs South Africa Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)

Match 5 on March 13, 2020: South Africa Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)

Match 6 on March 14, 2020: India Legends vs South Africa Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)

Match 7 on March 16, 2020: Australia Legends vs West Indies Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)

Match 8 on March 17, 2020: West Indies Legends vs Sri Lanka Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)

Match 9 on March 19, 2020: Australia Legends vs South Africa Legends @ DY Patil (Navi Mumbai)

Match 10 on March 20, 2020: India Legends vs Australia Legends @ MCA Stadium (Pune)

Match 11 on March 22, 2020: FINAL @ Brabourne Stadium (CCI, Mumbai)

When will the Matches Start and Which are the Channels?

All matches will start at 7:00 PM IST and can be broadcast live on COLORS Cineplex and colors Kannada Cinema together with VOOT and Jio, which are the digital partners.

Where can One Book the Tickets?

Tickets to the matches will go live exclusively on BookMyShow from Friday (February 14) 6:00 PM onwards. Prices of tickets range from INR 50 to INR 500 giving fans an opportunity to catch their favorite players and team live in action. A part of the proceeds from ticket sales is going to be utilized towards creating awareness towards road safety in the country.

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