After Chhattisgarh government gave in-principle approval for organizing the proposed Road Safety World Series Cricket Tournament at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium, Naya Raipur, in March, Additional Transport Commissioner has sent a consent letter to Chief Operating Officer of Professional Management Group Private Limited, Mumbai on Saturday.
It is worthwhile to mention, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has given his consent for hosting the tournament during a telephonic discussion with the tournament commissioner eminent cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. The tournament will take place from March 2 to March 21.
Former national and international level cricketers will participate in this tournament. The sporting event has been approved by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and has received consent from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. Consent has been given by the state government for the purpose of promoting awareness and promotion of tourism and investment in Chhattisgarh on an important topic like road safety. In Chhattisgarh, this tournament will be organized under the joint aegis of Transport and Sports Department.
Five teams such as hosts India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Australia and West Indies will participate in the tournament, which will have former eminent cricket greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes, Brett Lee, Brian Lara and Muttaiah Muralitharan.
The event will establish Raipur as one of the cities in the country that has managed to control the covid pandemic through good governance. Raipur will be the first city in the country to host cricket during the time of Corona pandemic. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will be the chief guest of the event.