Former Australia legspinner Shane Warne has confirmed that he has booked three of the most famous baseball grounds in the United States of America as venues for a series of exhibition T20 matches that will feature retired international players.
Warne said that Wrigley Field in Chicago, the Yankee Stadium in New York and the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles had been booked as venues for games likely to be held in November. The series in the USA is part of a league planned by Warne and Sachin Tendulkar that aims to hold exhibition matches around the world over a three-and-a-half-year period. The idea, reportedly, is to take matches to places where fans are starved of good quality cricket, and Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and UAE are also being looked at as venues.
“At this stage we’ve booked three stadiums, Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and Dodger Stadium,” Warne told News Ltd. “We’re going to have Bollywood-theme nights and it’s all shaping up pretty well.”