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.

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
Star Trek: Picard Already Renewed for a Second Season
Season one of Star Trek: Picard premieres on CBS All Access in the USA on Thursday, Jan. 23. Star Trek: Picard has been generating a lot of buzz since its initial announcement.

14 January 2020
Syracuse Orange vs. Virginia Cavaliers, 1/11/20 Prediction & Odds
Virginia continued to apply pressure as Huff and Clark scored points inside the paint, extending the unanswered run to 12 points. Virginia travels to Tallahassee, Fla.to face Florida State Wednesday at 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

14 January 2020
Donald Trump, Melania Trump cheered at National Championship game
As LSU released its most recent hype video earlier today, fans were pumped to hear that it was narrated by Johnson. LSU fell behind 17-7 but rallied to take a 28-17 halftime lead.

14 January 2020
YouTuber NikkieTutorials comes out as trans
She went on to state: "They said they wanted to leak this because I am lying or because I am scared to know who I really am". Nikkie says the reason why she has come out on YouTube is because she was being blackmailed.

14 January 2020
The Best Reactions to Monday’s Oscar Nominations
It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Britain's Florence Pugh and Anthony Hopkins are in the running for best supporting actress and actor respectively.

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
National Championship 2020, LSU vs. Clemson
In doing so, LSU actually received the 2020 College Football Playoff patch that is reserved for the team wearing a colored jersey. Two teams that call their football stadiums "Death Valley" and want to see their names immortalized forever with a victory.

14 January 2020
Grand River could flood some Kent County basements, roads
River flows in the Grand River and Speed River continue to recede across the central portion of the Grand River watershed. A large amount of debris including large trees and branches was swept into the river system during this event.

14 January 2020
Oscars 2020: Nominations announcement under way
Following the results of this year's selection, the United Kingdom academy announced it would be reviewing its voting process. A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards.