NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While Fantasy sports are commonplace, it's a rare occurrence when the best players in a particular sport actually come together in one place to play each other. Global cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will do just that as they captain a stellar lineup of renowned cricketers from around the world in the inaugural "Cricket All-Stars," a three-game series in New York City, Houston and Los Angeles in November.
As part of this historic series, the captains want to give fans a chance to predict what their final rosters will be for the matches. Fans can cast their dream match-ups at http://cricketallstars2015.com/fantasy-league.php. Lucky winners who guess the final lineups are eligible for a special meet-and-greet with the players in NYC, tickets to the matches and autographed bats. "Sachin's Blasters" and "Warne's Warriors" will feature some of the best players in recent history including Ricky Ponting (Australia), Brian Lara (West Indies), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa) and Michael Vaughan (England).
"The guys that we've assembled to play in the Cricket All-Stars series are among the top players that you'd ever want to see," said Shane Warne. "No matter how the final roster shapes up, I would consider that a fantasy team. It's going to be fun to see how cricket fans vote for their perfect match-ups."
"I can't wait to get on the same pitch with all of these amazing players when we come to America," said Sachin Tendulkar. "I hope that fans will have fun with this contest and try to guess what the final lineups will be for my Blasters and Warne's Warriors. Shane and I handpicked every player in the All-Stars pool, and I'd be honored to have any one of them on my team."
The "Cricket All-Stars" kicks off on November 7 at Citi Field in New York City. The second match will be on November 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The final match in the series will be on November 14 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The format will be T20, a much shorter and boisterous form of cricket with the games taking around three hours. Sponsors for "Cricket All-Stars" include MasterCard, PepsiCo, State Farm® and Uber.
"Guess Final Roster" contest: www.CricketAllStars2015.com/fantasy-league.php
Purchase Tickets: www.CricketAllStars2015.com or www.Facebook.com/cricketallstars
Sachin Tendulkar: www.Facebook.com/SachinTendulkar www.Twitter.com/sachin_rt (@Sachin_rt)
Shane Warne: www.Facebook.com/officialshanewarne www.Twitter.com/shanewarne (@ShaneWarne)
SOURCE Leverage Agency, LLC