The Legends Cricket League, a professional cricket league for retired international cricketers, announced on Thursday that Shoaib Akhtar and Sanath Jayasuriya will play for the Asia Lions in the league’s inaugural edition next month. Three teams will compete in the league, which will be held at the Al Amerat Cricket Stadium in Oman.

Apart from the Asia Lions, India and the Rest of the World would be represented by the other two teams. Shahid Afridi, Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Azhar Mahmood, Upul Tharanga, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Yousuf, Umar Gul, Younis Khan, and Asghar Afghan are among the Asia Lions “This is top quality exciting cricket on offer,” said former India head coach Ravi Shastri, who is also the Commissioner of Legends League Cricket.

The Lions of Asia, made up of players from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, will give the other two teams a run for their money.” They are absolute champions, and having Afridi, Murali, Chaminda, and Shoaib Malik all on the same team will be a blast.”