For the longest time, cricket has been trying to find a way into the United States of America. Now, that might just become a reality thanks to Sachin Tendulkar's grand vision. This November, more than two dozen of the world's most famous cricket players including the likes of Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, Muttiah Muralitharan, Wasim Akram and Jacques Kallis will meet in the US and attempt to give the game a new dimension.
Shane Warne is considered one of the best leg-spinners of all time, while the 42-year-old Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction -- not to a cricket fan certainly. He is the most prolific batsman to ever play the sport.
The names Tendulkar and Warne may not immediately resonate with many Americans, but they are familiar legends to anyone who has ever heard or watched the game of cricket.
Brian Bedol, a sports television executive and investor in the event, called the 'Cricket All-Star Series', likened it to Pele's arrival in the US in the 1970s, or "if you had LeBron [James] and Michael Jordan doing a tour of Europe for the first time."