Legends Named For Cricket's Bushfire Relief Match

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2020

It is worth mentioning that the match will be played in a blockbuster triple header on February 8 when Australia Women are scheduled to host India Women in a T20I in addition to the final of the ongoing ninth season of the Big Bash League.

Other than this pair, illustrious names such as Adam Gilchrist, Justin Langer, Brett Lee, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Alex Blackwell will also take part in the match to be played for a noble cause.

"If we could build something like this for this game, it would be awesome".

An Australian 20's match for women at the Melbourne Junction Oval will open the pre-doubles procedure with the Bushfire match and the BBL final.

"People have been speaking to some of the players from different countries, like the Tendulkars and [MS] Dhonis and those sort of guys".

Cricket Australia confirmed on Sunday, an all-star T20 match will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Big Bash League final on February 8, with Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting to skipper the two teams. All of these people who were here and toured with different countries had a great time in Australia, "said Ponting".

"Community cricket clubs are known for providing a place of connection within communities and we want to help those clubs that have been impacted to rebuild quickly", he added.

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"It can sometimes be incredible what people do to help others in hard times".

He even once refused to put the Baggy Green on Wimbledon when Steve Waugh insisted that all players wear it to a match in the ashes of 2001. We can only ask.

"Hopefully a few [more] big names will get involved as well", Warne said on Sunday.

Signed Test shirts from both Australia and New Zealand were also auctioned to raise funds, while Warne raised a staggering AUD 1,007,500 by auctioning his prized baggy green. It doesn't matter whether it's music, film, television or sport with the most varied codes, "said Warne".

"It's going to be a huge and special day".

Roberts said: "I'm delighted to confirm the Bushfire Cricket Bash will be Cricket Australia's major fundraising initiative to support Australians impacted by the recent unprecedented bushfire emergency".

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