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Dubai to host first 'Evening with Tendulkar'

May 02, 2012 15:58 IST

Select fans will get to spend an evening with iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar when he embarks on a worldwide, six-city tour over the next three years as part of FidelisWorld 'Celebration Series'.

"...the first evening with Sachin Tendulkar will take place in Dubai, the headquarters of the FidelisWorld Group," the company, which has interests in sports, entertainment, and media sectors," read a statement from the company.

The evening will have Tendulkar sharing personal perspectives on his career in an interactive session with the guests.

Sachin TendulkarTendulkar will auction personal memorabilia, the proceeds of which will go to charity. He will also be presented an Outstanding Achievement Award from Wisden India in recognition of his accomplishments as a serial centurion.

"The black-tie affair will offer a limited number of guests the opportunity for an intimate evening of dinner and entertainment with the maestro. The first installment of the Celebration Series will take place in Dubai on Saturday, June 9, at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City," the statement added.

"I am happy to be partnering with FidelisWorld and having an opportunity to meet my fans and supporters in the UAE through this event," Tendulkar said.

"I have many fond memories of playing in this country, and have always appreciated the success and support I have had here. I look forward to being in Dubai for the first stop of a six-city world tour," he added.

Navneet Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of FidelisWorld, said: "FidelisWorld is delighted to embark upon its Celebration Series with Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest batsman the world has seen. We congratulate this legend and are proud to be celebrating his iconic achievements."

The company co-owns the United Sikkim Football Club, with Bhaichung Bhutia, as well as exclusive rights to the Wisden cricket brand in the Indian subcontinent, UAE, and North America.

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