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Tendulkar-Warne's All Stars T20 matches at famous US baseball stadiums

Bengaluru, June 22: United States' most famous baseball grounds including the Yankee Stadium in New York will host Sachin Tendulkar-Shane Warne's new All Star Twenty20 exhibition matches, the spin legend himself has confirmed today.

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Tendulkar and Warne are set to launch a new T20 venture where exhibition matches will be played in the United States this year. And for the same, Warne has already booked 3 baseball stadiums in America.

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"At this stage we've booked three stadiums, (Chicago's) Wrigley Field, (New York's) Yankee Stadium and (Los Angeles') Dodger Stadium," Warne told News Ltd (as reported by Cricket Australia's (CA) website on Monday).

"We're going to have Bollywood theme nights and it's all shaping up pretty well. We're looking at ourselves as a Formula One team.

"Myself and Sachin had an idea - why not take cricket to America and be the Harlem Globetrotters, go around and do free exhibitions at schools," he added.

Further revealing about the proposed matches, Warne said they have already signed up 28 players which include Rahul Dravid, Glenn McGrath, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, VVS Laxman and Wasim Akram.

"We've signed around 28 players who have all said, 'If you and Sachin are doing it, we'd like to do it as well'," Warne said.

"We've got all the players you'd want to see from the past 20 years. Part of the all-stars idea is we go around and the people who haven't had the opportunity to see these guys play over the years because they're based in the States can come.

"We want to go there live, promote the game of cricket for children, put on some events and have some fun playing cricket," he added.

Tendulkar and Warne had recently met International Cricket Councils' (ICC) officials to get the go ahead for the league.

Theres is one more T20 league - Masters Champions League (MCL) which was recently launched in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Lara, Gilchrist, Akram and Kallis are the "Icons" of the league, which will start next year.

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Story first published: Monday, June 22, 2015, 13:07 [IST]
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