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Warne, Kumble for sixes tournament

Singapore: A lucrative new tournament, the iSixes World Series, was unveiled on Thursday featuring teams from all nine Test playing nations, with $1 million going to the winner.

Singapore will host the first leg of the six-a-side extravaganza in July with further stops expected in Shanghai, Dubai, and one other in a yet-to-be announced country.

Apart from Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies — the host country will field a team and there will be an All Star selection, and a wildcard. Among players confirmed for the All Stars are Anil Kumble, Heath Streak, Craig McMillan and Shane Warne. — AFP

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