Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne’s T20 series given go ahead by ICC: report

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September 15, 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given a go-ahead for the three-match Twenty20 series promoted by legendary duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in the United States of America.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne having a chat – Getty Images

September 15, 2015

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given a go-ahead for the three-match Twenty20 series promoted by legendary duo of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne in the United States of America.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne having a chat – Getty Images

According to a report in the Times of India, the ICC nod came after talks with Tendulkar and Warne. It needed Tendulkar's persuasive skills to get the clearance from the world body.

"It will be held in November and the ICC doesn't have a problem with that. It has spelt out a few conditions to Tendulkar and Warne and they have agreed to abide by them," a source told TOI.

Sachin and Warne apart, 26 players, including Rahul Dravid, Glenn McGrath, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Sourav Ganguly, Brian Lara, VVS Laxman and Wasim Akram have been signed up for the series.

"These players have big market value and can bring the Americans to watch the game. It can only help the game to grow in the country," the source was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

However, despite giving a go-ahead, it doesn't mean that the ICC will provide infrastructural support. The games are likely to be played on drop-in pitches at three baseball stadiums – Wrigley Field (Chicago), Yankee Stadium (New York) and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles).


Courtesy: IBN

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