Two of cricket's biggest names, Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar, have landed here ahead of the first of three historic Cricket All Stars matches in the United States later this month. (Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne Bat for Cricket to Make Olympic Comeback)
Australian leg-spin legend Warne and former Indian batting superstar Tendulkar were at Citi Field in New York on Monday for Game five of baseball's World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals, reported cricket.com.au. (Tendulkar, Warne T20 Series an Oldies Parade, Says Ian Chappell)
The pair will return to the venue in just six days' time for the first of three All Stars matches, which are aimed to increase the popularity of the game in America. Warne also posted an image on Instagram of the drop-in wicket for this weekend's match on its way to Citi Field. (Tendulkar, Warne to Play T20 Series in US)
Warne's Warriors and Sachin's Blasters will feature a host of former greats for Twenty20 matches in New York, Houston and Los Angeles.
Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, VVS Laxman, Wasim Akram and Brian Lara are amongst the big names to sign up for the event.