The Twenty20 league is getting bigger by the day. According to latest reports, cricketing legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne’s proposed Twenty20 League, featuring former international stars, has got the nod of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Sachin and Warne had met ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson at the global body’s headquarters here to discuss their ambitious cricket league, slated to be held in the US in August-September this year.
The first signs of the proposed league and its likely venues was reported in ‘The Australian’ newspaper. Tendulkar and Warne have offered 28 ex-players, contracts worth $25,000 a match, for the league planned in at least three US cities, starting September. The players have been approached to play 15 T20 matches over a three-and-a-half year period. The US cities believed to be on the tentative schedule are New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the report added.
Both Tendulkar and Warne took to Twitter to confirm their meeting with ICC top official. “Looking forward to the challenge @ShaneWarne. GAME ON!! It is #SachinversusWarne!!!,” Tendulkar tweeted before the meeting. “Exciting meeting today with the #ICC Game on #SachinversusWarne !!!” Warne tweeted.
According to reports, some of the former players who have been offered contracts are, Brett Lee, Andrew Flintoff, Jacques Kallis, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Michael Vaughan, Rahul Dravid , Sourav Ganguly and Mahela Jayawardene and they are likely to play in the proposed league. So get ready for the Twenty20 league of cricketing icons, coming soon .