: Beyond Boundaries has announced the second edition of the World Cricket Legends (WCL) project to be held in KwaZulu Natal. Kapil Dev will lead a six-member Team India against Mike Procter-led Team South Africa for a game in the wild on November 15.
In 2009, Kapil Dev's squad scored a last-ball win over Alvin Kallicharan's All-Star team at 11,333 ft in the Bermese Alps, Junfrau Joch, Switzerland.
Dilip Vengsarkar and Aunshuman Gaekwad, two members of Team India, described their South African experiences from previous visits.
“South Africa is a sporting nation in the true sense, similar to Australia in the sense that they enjoy taking part in numerous sports.
“Off the field, I have found South Africans to be a warm people,” said Vengsarkar, former India captain and ex-chairman of selectors.
Gaekwad, former selector and national coach, during a visit to the country for cricket commentary, echoed Vengsarkar's views.
Apart from these big names, Team India has Sandeep Patil, Roger Binny and Ajay Jadeja. The six-member South African squad led by Procter has Graeme Pollock, Lance Klusener, Andrew Hudson, Peter Kirsten and Paul Adams.
Children from local communities will be played as fielders. The concept is to have these legendary cricketers playing in the wild to attract world attention on conservation, involving local communities, said Jaideep Sinh Parmar, MD, Beyond Boundaries.
“After organising the first-ever cricket match on snow, we take pride in being able to highlight the conservation efforts of the South African reserves through WCL,” he said.
The match will be preceded by an awards ceremony.