Mumbai, Oct 27: Recently retired Indian batsman Virender Sehwag has become the latest high profile player to confirm his participation in the iugural Cricket All-Stars series, co-promoted by Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne.
The All-Stars matches will be played in several cities across the US next month with the first game scheduled for November 7 in New York. The event will then move to Houston on November 11 in and Los Angeles on November 14.
The 37-year-old Sehwag announced his retirement from intertiol cricket last week and joins a host of former India intertiols who will play in the US including V.V.S Laxman, Sourav Ganguly and Ajit Agarkar.
“Warm welcome to my friend (Sehwag) and a batsman with his distinct style! Sehwag joins us at T20AllStars, 10DaystoGo,” Tendulkar tweeted on Tuesday.
However, Sehwag is the only player still playing domestic cricket. He has also signed up for the Masters Champions League, another tourment featuring retired players, expected to be held in January 2016 in the United Arab Emirates.
“Sehwag , Welcome to the cricketallstars buddy !!!! See you in NY (New York) and congrats on a wonderful career champion,” Warne tweeted on Tuesday.
However, his decision means Sehwag will miss part of Harya’s Ranji Trophy campaign. Sehwag scored a century in his most recent match for them, against Kartaka in Mysore.
While the former Delhi Ranji batsman will surely miss Harya’s next match against Assam, starting November 7, it also appears unlikely that he will be back in India in time for the one after that, against Odisha on November 15. IANS