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    The Election Commission (EC) will name Sachin Tendulkar, a cricket legend, as its ‘National Icon’ on Wednesday to encourage voter participation. Tendulkar and the Election Commission will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on August 23rd. As part of the three-year agreement, Tendulkar will raise awareness among voters.

    According to a statement released by the Election Commission, this collaboration aims to leverage Tendulkar’s influence among the youth and increase voter participation, especially in the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

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    The Election Commission has been appointing celebrities from various fields as ‘National Icons’ to motivate voters. Last year, actor Pankaj Tripathi was named a national icon. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, veterans like MS Dhoni, Aamir Khan, and Mary Kom served as the Election Commission’s national icons.

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    Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the highest run scorer in both ODI and international cricket history. He has scored 18,426 runs in 463 ODIs, including 49 centuries and 96 fifties. Tendulkar is also the first male player to score an ODI double century. He has represented India in six World Cups and was part of the winning team in 2011.

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