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Sachin Tendulkar appointed as ambassador of Cricket World Cup 2015

Dec 22, 2014 17:14 IST

Sachin Tendulkar was appointed as the ambassador of Cricket World Cup 2015. The decision was announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 22 December 2014.

He was appointed as ambassador of Cricket World Cup of ICC for the second successive time. Tendulkar in the role of ambassador will promote and support a variety of ICC initiatives to enhance the profile of the tournament.

Cricket World Cup is the third biggest sporting event in the world and 2015 World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March 2015.

In 2013, Sachin retired from international cricket after representing India in 200 Tests, 463 One-Day International and one Twenty20 International. In his 24 years of career he scored a total of 34357 international runs and 100 centuries. He is the all-time leading run-getter in World Cup history with 2278 runs in 45 matches at an average of 56.95.

In World Cup 2003, he was awarded player of the tournament for his 673 runs in the tournament.

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