Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on 15 April 2015 was elected as member of prestigious Laureus Sports Academy. He was named as member at the 16th Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Shanghai, China.
He was elected along with retired Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming. With this, the total number of members of Laureus Sports Academy reached 52.
Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid are the other Indian cricketers to have received this recognition.
Besides, former FC Barcelona and Spain star Carles Puyol was named as the Laureus Ambassador.
The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of 52 of the greatest living sporting legends, under the chairmanship of Edwin Moses. The Academy Members act as global ambassadors for Laureus, volunteering their time to support the work of the Foundation.
Laureus , established in 2000, is a non-political international charity that works to improve the lives of young people around the world through the use of sport. The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela.
Who: Sachin Tendulkar
When: 15 April 2015