Sport

Warne, Ponting to captain star-studded teams in bushfire fundraiser game

Warne, Ponting to captain star-studded teams in bushfire fundraiser game”

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will captain opposing teams in a charity match to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia.

The legendary Steve Waugh will be involved in the game without being able to play. Meanwhile, Australia's fast bowling group had earlier pledged to donate A$1000 for every wicket taken during the third and final Test against New Zealand while many Big Bash League (BBL) players are also donating sums of money for sixes hit and wickets taken.

Current nationwide train Justin Langer will certainly additionally play in the video game on February 8 together with previous captain Michael Clarke and vice captain Adam Gilchrist, Cricket Australia (CA) stated in a declaration on Sunday.

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

She was one of many domestic and global athletes, from cricketers and tennis players to Australian NBA players, to have pledged to support the fundraising for bushfire victims. It doesn't matter whether it's music, film, television or sport with the most varied codes, "said Warne".

It looks like India stars Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni could also be part of the star-studded charity game.

More news: Two Second World War bombs defused in Germany after mass evacuation

Waugh said Cricket Australia gave him a replacement baggy green after his first one was eaten, and that he has kept the remains of his half-eaten cap.

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

While the women's match has been moved to the morning of February 8, Ponting XI vs Warne XI will serve as a build-up to the BBL final. "Warnie has majority on speed dial so he'll be reaching out to them over coming days", he added. "It's nice to be a part of it", Ponting told reporters. "If we could replicate something like that (tsunami match) for this game, that would be awesome".

"The Bushfire Cricket Bash will be Cricket Australia's major fundraising initiative to support Australians impacted by the recent unprecedented bushfire emergency", the International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Roberts as saying.

There will be fundraising initiatives across all three matches and all money raised will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

CA have also released a fund of $2 million to help the community cricket clubs affected by the rampaging fires.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 January 2020
Takeaways from MLB’s report about the Astros’ sign-stealing
Cora was involved in developing both the banging scheme and utilizing the replay review room to decode and transmit signs. If a team can interpret what those signs mean, it can give them an advantage when their batter is at the plate.

14 January 2020
‘Joker’ tops Oscar nominations. Read the full list
That's because, once again, no women were nominated in this category. Bigelow is so far the only woman to win the award.

14 January 2020
Nets' Irving likely to return Sunday
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , Irving is likely to return when the Brooklyn Nets take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. The Nets went 13-13 in Irving's absence.

14 January 2020
Black Shark 3 Could be the first Phone to Feature 16GB RAM
Especially if correct memory monitoring is presented as well as you intend to keep the phone for several years to find. Comment in the section below if you are waiting for this upcoming device and stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more.

14 January 2020
How this sexy tortoise saved his species
According to the GTRI , in the mid-1800s the tortoises served as food for buccaneers and whalers and were also hunted for oil. A Giant fish is declared extinct - how do scientists conclude that? However, he's not the most successful tortoise.

14 January 2020
Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Freeloading on DCCC
Ocasio-Cortez said , "I mean, it's our future because I think the stakes are so high for us". HuffPost reported Sunday that the PAC raised $69,000 in the 24 hours after its launch.

14 January 2020
Alexandrova beats Rybakina in final to claim her maiden WTA title
The seventh-seeded Rybakina defeated Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 7-5 in the other semifinal match. Osaka then saw the third set slip away with two service breaks.

14 January 2020
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Celebrated His Birthday in Coordinated Couple's Looks
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are back! "She has always loved him and the break between the two was needed", the source continued. The 24-year-old model stood near the 27-year-old singer as they headed for dinner on Saturday evening (January 11) in NY .

14 January 2020
IL slides past Rutgers to equal victory total of last season
At halftime, IL was shooting 19.4 percent from the field, was 0-7 from beyond the arc, had six turnovers, and trailed 21-18. Paul Mulcahy led the Scarlet Knights in assists in the game with 5, while playing a total of 31 minutes against Penn State.

14 January 2020
Barack Obama, Florence Pugh & More React to 2020 Oscars Nominations
The Academy didn't even consider Beyonce for her lead song in The Lion King , nor JLo for her role in Hustler . Blige did it in 2018 for "Mudbound" and Lady Gaga did it a year ago for "A Star Is Born".