Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag is all set to take part in the Cricket All Stars, engineered by Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar in collaboration. Sehwag made his plans to join the new league evident when he announced his retirement from all forms of the game.
As a result of participating in the Cricket All Stars League, Sehwag will miss out on a few games for Haryana in the Ranji Trophy.
The games in the Cricket All Stars are set to played on the 7th of November in New York; 11th of November in Houston and on the 14th of November in Los Angeles. This league can be the pioneer needed to boost the significance of cricket in the United States.
Anirudh Chaudhary, Secretary of the Haryana Cricket Association, clarified that Sehwag would indeed miss out on a couple of games in Ranji Trophy. Chaudhary however also said that Sehwag would participate in the remaining games once he returns.
“Every match he is part of this team is huge for this team,” Chaudhary said. “Every interaction with him benefits the players. We are looking at him mentoring the players and our objective is achieved by his presence around the squad. Once a player has announced his international retirement, anything he contributes at Ranji level we should gleefully accept.”
Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne confirmed Sehwag’s participation through the following tweets.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 27, 2015