Sachin Tendulkar to Play Cricket in the U.S.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Global cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will headline a star-studded lineup of cricket players from around the world in the inaugural “Cricket All-Stars,” a three-game series in New York City, Houston, and Los Angeles.

The historic tour marks the first time these legends have played in the U.S., and also renews the famous rivalry between “Master Blaster” Tendulkar and “King of Spin” Warne.

The “Cricket All-Stars” kicks off on November 7 at Citi Field in New York City with a special opening ceremony prior to the match as well as other functions.

The second match will be on November 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The final match in the series will be on November 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, followed by a special trophy presentation to the winning team.

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In the T20 format, Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Australian spinner Shane Warne will each captain a hand-picked team.

“Sachin’s Blasters” and “Warne’s Warriors” will feature some of the best players to ever play cricket hailing from eight different countries including Ricky Ponting (Australia), Brian Lara (West Indies), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa) and Michael Vaughan (England), among others.

“Americans are so passionate about sports, and I think there’s a huge potential for cricket to take off,” said Sachin Tendulkar.

As a sponsor of “Cricket All-Stars,” MasterCard will provide its cardholders exclusive access to event tickets and “Priceless” experiences throughout the series.

A few lucky cardholders will even have the opportunity to meet some of the players. The pre-sale for MasterCard holders begin on October 6. Tickets go on sale to the general public on October 8.

“Cricket All-Stars” is being produced by NYC-based Leverage Agency, a full-service sports and entertainment marketing company. Leverage will also handle the marketing and promotion for the event. Sponsors for “Cricket All-Stars” include MasterCard, State Farm, and Uber.

Photo courtesy: Leverage Agency

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