26 Jan 2020
Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram to play in Bushfire relief match
This is a game that will be played to raise funds for those affected by the recent forest fires in Australia.
Here are further details on the same.
Relief match to be a curtain raiser to BBL finale
The match will be a curtain raiser to the Big Bash League final.
The BBL final as well as the women's T20I between India and Australia will be held on the same day.
These matches are part of the cricket's day of giving termed as The Big Appeal.
Akram, Yuvraj to team up with several former stars
The two stalwarts will team up with a host of former cricketers for the Bushfire relief match.
Several stars such as Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, Brad Haddin - as well women's cricket stars Elyse Villani and Grace Harris will be seen.
The cause will also see teenage batting prodigy Phoebe Litchfield taking part.
Tendulkar-Walsh to be coaches for Bushfire relief match
While Tendulkar would coach the team led by Ponting, Walsh would manage the side of Warne.
"We are absolutely honored to be welcoming Sachin and Courtney back to Australia where they both enjoyed a lot of success as players," said Kevin Roberts, CA CEO.
More details on the fundraising fixture
Meanwhile, beyond the cricket field, two legends in Australian sport have also joined in.
Former Rugby player Brad 'Freddy' Fittler and Australian Rules Football player Luke Hodge will be part of the fundraising fixture.
Also, in a non-playing capacity, the two sides have Steve Waugh, Mel Jones and Rugby League's Andrew 'Joey' Johns in the mix.
MCG, SCG or Adelaide Oval could host Bushfire Cricket Bash
As per cricket.com.au, Bushfire Cricket Bash will be played at either the MCG, the SCG or Adelaide Oval.
This depends on which city's Big Bash club earns hosting rights for the BBL Final.
It has also been confirmed that the legendary Australian opening partnership of Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden is set to be reunited as well for the tie.
Legends of the game join in
- Australia Bushfires
- Big Bash League
- Bushfire Relief Match
- Bushfires In Australia
- Courtney Walsh
- Cricket News
- Justin Langer
- Matthew Hayden
- Ricky Ponting
- Sachin Tendulkar
- Shane Warne
- Wasim Akram
- Yuvraj Singh
- Adelaide Oval
- Andrew ` Joey
- Andrew Symonds
- Australian Rules Football
- BBL Final
- Big Appeal
- Brad ` Freddy
- Brad Haddin
- Bushfire Cricket Bash
- CA CEO
- Elyse Villani
- Former Pakistan
- Former Rugby
- Grace Harris
- Kevin Roberts
- Luke Hodge
- Mel Jones
- Michael Hussey
- Phoebe Litchfield
- Ricky Ponting XI
- Rugby League
- Shane Warne XI
- Steve Waugh