Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh Will Lead Teams for a Cause in ‘One World One Family Cup’ on January 18 at Sathya Sai Grama

Rakesh Thapliyal 

New Delhi : A cause which shall lift the spirit of humanity, the ‘One World One Family Cup’ will witness the convergence of legends from the cricketing world on 18 January 2024 at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, near Bengaluru. Organized by the Sri Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission, which is based on the philosophy of ‘one world one family’ that works tirelessly for the cause of nutrition, education, and healthcare for the needy across 30+ countries, this friendly cricket match is all set to exude the power of unity, the strength of a shared humanity, and the feeling of a collective social responsibility.

The day presided over by Shri Pralhad Joshi, Honorable Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coals and Mines, Government of India, will also mark the inauguration of the cricket stadium at Sathya Sai Grama – Sai Krishnan Cricket Stadium.

Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar and Padma Shri awardee Yuvraj Singh will be captains of the two teams.

From Harbhajan Singh to Muthaiah Muralitharan, from Irfan Pathan to Chaminda Vaas, from pace bowlers like RP Singh to left-arm spin bowlers like Monty Panesar, from Danny Morrison to Venkatesh Prasad, and many more from seven nations, their participation at the ‘One World One Family Cup’ will serve as a testimony and commitment to being an advocate for meaningful change. Each of them known for their remarkable achievements and success stories, have brought rich laurels to their countries.

The stadium which is a five-petaled sports arena consisting of 3,500 seats across four galleries, and a centre stage, will welcome its first set of players ever who will unite through the spirit of cricket and be part of a global family to spread awareness about embracing all as one world family – vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam.

One of the most exciting facets is also that few players from the unforgettable 1983 Cricket World Cup team will be present to witness the friendship match and show their solidarity towards the cause of ‘One World One Family.’

Former cricketer Dr Sunil Gavaskar, who batted 34 centuries for India, continues to bat even today; but this time for the cause of needy individuals who are being served by the Sri Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission, and this innings he calls it “the best innings in his life”.

Sunil Gavaskar shares: “Cricket is more than just a sport; it is a powerful platform that unites people from all walks of life. Over the years, I have witnessed the immense power of sports to bring people together and make a positive impact on society. This unique friendship match aims to leverage the popularity of cricket to draw attention to the pressing issues faced by the underprivileged of our society, and the great work being done by Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai in the spirit of One World One Family – vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam.”

It’s not just a game; it’s a new awakening to the feeling of Oneness through Sports.

About Sri Madhusudan Sai Global Humanitarian Mission

Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai is a visionary and a humanitarian who spearheads a unique global mission across 33 Countries. Since 2011, Sri Madhusudan Sai has established institutes of excellence in Education, Healthcare, Nutrition and Spirituality across the world.

The most noteworthy achievements of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai over the last 11 years are:

  • Runs India’s Largest Morning Nutrition Programme
  • Established India’s First Completely Free of Cost Chain of Schools and a University
  • Established India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College
  • Runs the World’s Largest Chain of Paediatric Cardiac Hospitals Completely Free of Cost


Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme (Since 2015): Serves 3 million school-going children across 40,000 schools, in 25 States and 5 Union Territories in India, and 5 countries overseas. 516 million servings have been served till date

Feed the World – Over 5 million meals served to the homeless across 15 countries


A Completely Free of Cost System of Values-Based Education to produce dedicated servants of the society

  • Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam Group of Institutions (Since 1973)
  • Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (Since 2018)
  • Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research – India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College (Since September 2023)
  • 28 educational campuses
  • 20 districts in Karnataka, one district in Telangana, one district in Tamil Nadu
  • 5,000 boys and girls
  • Grade 6 to Doctorate Studies
  • Completely Free of Cost Medical Education


  • Twelve Uni-Speciality Hospitals (10 in India, one in Fiji, one in Sri Lanka)
  • Three Multi-Speciality Hospitals (One in India, Two in Nigeria)
  • A medical centre at Clarksdale in USA
  • Fourteen Primary Care Wellness Centres in India
  • Mobile Hospital Service in Eastern India
  • India First Free Teaching Hospital

Over 28,000 little hearts suffering from congenital heart disease saved

12 Centres for Human Development in 11 countries have also been established to work towards the welfare and well-being of all as one global family.

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