Ambrose, Tendulkar & WalshNEW YORK, November 6, 2015 – Four West Indies cricket legends are in New York for the start of a three-city North American tour of cricket all-stars teams.

Former captains Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh and Carl Hooper, along with Curtly Ambrose will be among 30 of the world’s best players from the past 20 years to be featured in the opening Twenty20 match at the iconic Citi Field in New York on Saturday.

The teams are skippered by legends Sachin Tendulkar of India and Shane Warne of Australia.

The sides will also play matches in Houston, Texas on Wednesday and Los Angeles, California next Saturday.

Lara, Hooper and Ambrose are included in ‘Sachin’s Blasters’ while Walsh will play for ‘Warne’s Warriors’.

Other stars expected to take the field are Ricky Ponting, Wasim Akram, Muttiah Muralitharan, Jacques Kallis, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Saurav Ganguly, Mahela Jayawardene, Moin Khan, Graeme Swann, Shaun Pollock, Glen McGrath, Lance Klusener, Shoaib Akhtar, Matthew Hayden, MichaelCricket Legends in NY Vaughn, Jonty Rhodes, Andrew Symonds, Kumar Sangakara, Saqlain Mushtaq, Daniel Vettori, Allan Donald and Ajit Agarkar.

“The dream is to bring cricket to America, and if we come back next year and see just one American kid with a cricket bat in his hands, we’ll think it has been a success,” Tendulkar said at the launch of the tour in New York on Thursday.

“David Beckham came here and soccer started to grow – we’re trying to do something similar with cricket,” Warne added.

“We all know how passionate Americans are about sport, they just love their sport, and we need to educate them about the second most popular sport in the world. We don’t think it’s a risk or a gamble – we think America is ready.”


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