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USA confirmed as venue for Sachin- Warne league

The Yankees Stadium (New York),
Wrigley Field (Chicago) and Dodger
Stadium (Los Angeles) were
confirmed as venues for the first
set of matches in the Legends T20
League, promoted by Shane Warne
and Sachin Tendulkar, likely be held
in November after the conclusion of
the 2015 Major League Baseball
Under the reported proposal, a
series of exhibition matches will
also be held around Canada,
Singapore, Hong Kong and the United
Arab Emirates over a three-and-a-
half-year period to promote the
Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, VVS
Laxman, Jacques Kallis, Adam
Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Brian Lara
and Wasim Akram were confirmed to
have signed up for the league along
with 20 other cricketers.
“All the players have said, ‘If you
and Sachin are doing it, we’d like to
do it as well,” Warne told News
Limited on Monday (June 22). “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.”
Warne also confirmed it would be a
matter of time before official
sanction for the tournament is
obtained. “We’ve met with the ICC
who are very happy to be on board
with us, so we just want them to be
official partners with us. We’re
speaking with the American Cricket
Association to make sure they can
help us as well.”
Harlem Globetrotters, an exhibition
basketball team, are the inspiration
behind the tournament. “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 … help
grow the game of cricket [in a
country where there are already] 45
teams in LA?” said Warne.

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