Legendary cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, becoming the first cricketers to perform the ceremonial activity at the world’s largest stock exchange.
Tendulkar and Warne, who are in the US to lead the inaugural all-star line-up of 28 cricket legends from across the world for the first ever ‘Cricket All Stars’ series in the US.
The Indian batting maestro along with the Aussie spin wizard will visit the stock exchange to highlight the inaugural cricket series which will take place here and in Houston and Los Angeles. They will ring the opening bell at 0930 hours New York time that will mark the start of the trading day.
The ‘Cricket All-Stars’ kicks off tomorrow at Citi Field with a special opening ceremony here.
The second match will be on November 11 in Houston and the final match in the series will be on November 14 in Los Angeles, followed by a special trophy presentation to the winning team.
Tendulkar feels that the idea behind the series is to globalise the game.
“The reason for picking up a cricket bat again after retirement is to globalise cricket. That is a dream and vision Warne and I have. One day we would like the American (cricket) team also to participate in the World Cup. It would be a great moment. All cricketers have also been endorsing for having cricket in the Olympics. This is the beginning,” Tendulkar told reporters.UNI XC-TBA GAU 1553
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