SYDNEY: Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne are fully supporting the idea of new T20 league of former cricket legends that is scheduled to be played in different cities around the world at the end of current year, reported Australian newspaper today.
Warne and Tendulkar both are one of the greatest cricket legends in the history of game although both are now from the international cricket.
As per report, Australian stars Brett Lee, Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchris and Glenn McGrath, Englishmen Michael Vaughan and Andrew Flintoff as well as South African Jacques Kallis had all been approached by the organizers with a lucrative offer of $25,000 a match.
Both Tendulkar and Warne has been given the responsibility to recruit 28 players to play 15 matches in the Cricket All Stars League over the next three and a half years. The tournament will start from matches in three cities of US in September this year.
Several of the players that are expected to appear in this league, like Warne, have extended their careers with lucrative offers in T20 leagues after retiring from international cricket.
Like golf and tennis in which the former stars have proven successful in providing an income for the older players in different tours and matches, this type of experiment is being done for the first time in cricket in which the former players would also get an earning.