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Shane Warne [L] and Sachin Tendulkar [R] have remained the legends of cricketReuters

Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne will be on opposite sides as they square off in the 'Cricket All-Stars Series 2015', the three-match T20 series that will take place in the US from 7 November, but they have agreed on one agenda -- to bring back cricket into the Olympics.

According to Reuters, which has quoted a report from the BBC, introducing the Twenty20 format of the game in the Olympics is the topmost priority, and the International Cricket Council (ICC) is scheduled to discuss the same with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month.

"I'd love to see it as an Olympic sport and, who knows, down the track it might be," the BBC quoted the Australian leg-spinner Warne as saying.

When asked about the format of the game that he would want to see in the Olympics, Sachin Tendulkar batted for T20.

"I think it's a great idea and I reckon T20 is the best format for it," Tendulkar, who also co-owns ISL side Kerala Blasters, said.

"It's the most acceptable format for people who don't have any knowledge about cricket or the ones who need an introduction to cricket.

"The game is over in three hours and it's like any sport -- you go to a stadium and after three hours you get back to your work," he added.

Warne is also open to the idea of indoor cricket being introduced as an Olympic game, but ideally, he said that he agrees with Tendulkar, and feels that the T20 format of the game will be the best.

"Ideally, I'd stick to Twenty20 because it's over in three hours, it's easy to organise and you play two or three games a day," Warne said.

"I'd include the associate nations because it's helping spread the word of cricket," the 46-year-old added.

Earlier this year in July, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) also urged the ICC to try and include the game's Twenty20 international format in the Olympics.

Cricket featured in the 1900 Summer Olympics at the Vélodrome de Vincennes in France, where the only match was played between teams representing Great Britain and France.

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