More than two dozens of the world's most famous cricket players will play matches at three big-league baseball stadiums at Citi Field on November 7, Minute Maid Park in Houston on November 11, and Los Angeles’s Dodger Stadium on November 14, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday.

"We want to leave an impression behind. That's what we are here for—to entertain people, to leave great memories behind and get them excited about some quality cricket," Tendulkar quoted

Among others players include Pakistan's Wasim Akram, West Indies' Brian Lara, South Africa's Jacques Kallis, England's Michael Vaughan and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene.

"They're past their prime but for the old timers it'll be fun to watch them," Kumar Balakrishnan, an officer in the Staten Island Cricket Club was quoted as saying.

The event has been organized by Leverage Agency, the sports and entertainment firm.

"You're not sitting there for a day or two. It's going to be a fast-paced event with a lot of runs," said its CEO Ben Sturner.

Three baseball stadiums are being converted into a cricket stadium for the purpose. With the help of a pitch specialist from New Zealand, the elements of the pitch are being crafted in Indianapolis and will be trucked to the stadiums, the report said.

Warne said all these games would be highly competitive.

"To make history in America playing these cricket games—myself and Sachin walking out and tossing the coin in New York at Citi Field will be a pretty epic moment," he said.


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