The Indian Cricketing Legend, Bharat Ratna, Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious career which existed 24 years, will be making his presence felt at the ceremony as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF, which has partnered along with the Glasgow CWG’s organisers and Commonwealth Games Federation part of its kind initiative to spread awareness about the children’s’ problems facing all over the world.
However, what part is Tendulkar going to play in the ceremony yet to be decided by Commonwealth Head Queen Elizabeth II, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond and his colleagues in the government and other dignitaries from Commonwealth nations, as the organisers are tight-lipped about the details.
Lord David Puttnam, UNICEF UK Ambassador, told, “There will be something special from Tendulkar, wait and watch tomorrow,” after a programme on the partnership a day before Ceremony.
Puttnam without answering whether Tendulkar will be present in person tomorrow said, “Tendulkar is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and he is happily involved with the work of the organisation (UNICEF).“
The media in the UK had earlier reported that a UNICEF campaign will be featured on the night showing special films recorded by the likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Alex Ferguson and Tendulkar, aimed at raising funds for projects being run across Commonwealth countries.