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Tendulkar to be part of CWG opening ceremony

Glasgow: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a "special" part in today's opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar 

Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years, will make his presence felt during the ceremony in his capacity as the Global Goodwill Ambassador of the UNICEF, which has partnered with the Glasgow CWG organisers and Commonwealth Games Federation in a first-of-its-kind initiative to spread awareness about the childrens' problems facing all over the world.

Organisers mum
But how Tendulkar will be part of the ceremony, to be graced by Commonwealth Head Queen Elizabeth II, British Prime Minister David Cameron and his cabinet colleagues, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and his colleagues in the government and other dignitaries from Commonwealth nations, is not known as the organisers are tightlipped about the details.

"There will be something special from Tendulkar, wait and watch tomorrow," Lord David Puttnam, UNICEF UK Ambassador, told PTI yesterday.

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