Cricket All-Stars

Cricket legend Shane Warne says the All-Stars concept could go global following this month's series in the USA

Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar lead an all-star cast of cricketing greats in the United States this weekend, on what the former legends hope will be just the first leg of a world tour.

The names are well known to cricket lovers around the globe – Lara, Kallis, Ponting, McGrath, Akram, Laxman, Sangakkara need no introduction. But the public's desire for the greats to roll around again is prompting them to keep the show going.

"The Lord's game to celebrate the (Marylebone Cricket Club's) 200 years, they announced myself as the captain of the Rest of the World side and Sachin as the MCC captain, and they sold out 30,000 tickets in a hour," Shane Warne told

"They got a wonderful array of players from all around the world and it was a huge success. Sachin and I both had the same idea after that game and we spoke to each other and said why don't we recreate that and take it around the world and let people see who haven’t had the chance to see their idols up close and personal and see them live.

"We've signed 28 players for 156 games over three years.

"They'll be in America and somewhere else – we're still working out where that will be. We've had some offers from Canada, we've had some offers from Abu Dhabi from the tourism people wanting us to come."