Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has already received an offer to play in Legends League Cricket (LLC). After receiving the offer early last month, he told that he has not decided whether to play or not, he will think about it later.
Yesterday, League of Legends team India Capitals released their 15-man squad on their official Twitter account. The India Capitals team led by Gautam Gambhir included Jacques Kallis, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Johnson, Hamilton Masakadzad and former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe. Different media of Bangladesh also published news about this. But now it is known that Mashrafe is not playing in Legends League. When contacted by media in this regard, Mashrafe said that he will not play in the Legends League.
The Legends Cricket League started its journey this year. Mascot LLC’s first competition was held in January this year. The second season of this league organized with former cricketers will be held from September 17 to October 8 in six cities in India. The 22-day league will be organized in Kolkata, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur, Cuttack and Rajkot. There are 15 total matches in this competition of the four-team franchise league.
Mascot LLC’s first season had three teams. Mohammad Kaif led Sebar Bharat Maharajas, Darren Sammy captained the Giants and Misbah-ul-Haq led the Lions. The Giants won the first season by beating the Lions by 25 runs in the final.
Although he last played for the national cricket team in 2020, Mashrafe has not yet officially retired from international cricket. The most successful pacer in the history of Bangladesh also played in the last season of Dhaka Premier League. Although former cricketers usually play in the Legends League, this time, apart from Mashrafe, there are Ravi Bopara, Liam Plunkett, who are still playing in the India Capitals team.