Three American Cities and Stadiums Chosen to Host Cricket All-Stars Series
October 6, 2015
New York, Houston and Los Angeles will be the venues for a one-off Twenty20 Cricket All-Stars series in the Unites States next month.
The series will be headlined by former cricket legends Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar and will feature a line-up of top former international cricketers such as Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Michael Vaughan.
The ‘Cricket All-Stars’ tournament, will kick off on November 7 in New York and is believed to have attracted major sponsors such as Pepsico and MasterCard, according to Bloomberg.
The games will be played at baseball stadiums Citi Field (New York), Minute Maid Park (Houston) and Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles).
The aim of the event is to boost the profile of cricket in America and Tendulkar believes there is real potential for the sport to be a hit in the States.
“Americans are so passionate about sports, and I think there’s a huge potential for cricket to take off,” Tendulkar said.
“We’re also planning some other events and festivities in each city so we can reach as many fans as possible.
“It would be great someday to see cricket bats right alongside the baseball bats, basketballs and soccer balls in America.”
Shane Warne hopes the Twenty20 format will help fo the sport to appeal to a new audience for cricket.
“We’ve signed all the top players you’d ever want to see,” Warne said.
“I’m excited for cricket fans in the United States to be able to see these amazing players for the first time.”