Cricket Australia Plans a Relief Match for Mega Bushfire

Cricket Australia Plans a Relief Match for Mega Bushfire

Cricket Australia Plans a Relief Match for Mega Bushfire

With the current situation in Australia, Cricket Australia plans a fundraiser match to provide assistance to the bushfire crisis.

As Cricket Australia schedules a relief match for the bushfire crisis in the country, legendary players like Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting are set for a comeback to the field. 

The T20 match is set to be star-studded, featuring former players and current popular players from both the men’s and women’s teams could be a curtain at the Big Bash League Final on February 8. 

A star-studded T20 match featuring former and current players might be a curtain-raiser to the upcoming Big Bash League Final on February 8, 2020. 

Usually, the Big Bash League Final is hosted by the top-ranking cricket team. However, with the match for a bushfire appeal, it may be set to take place either at the MCG or SCG. 

The announcement of Warne and Ponting heading the commentary line-ups are already making the front page. 

Current players are also making efforts to donate while the playing summer remains. Other former and current cricket players may be invited, along with athletes from other sports. 

Unfortunately, the Australian women’s T20Is is set to happen on the same day which makes it unlikely for Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning to join the fundraiser match. 

Even before, bushfire relief matches already happened -- the Tasmanian disaster in 1967 and the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. 

The Big Bash League is one of the most awaited cricket events in Australia. Ultimately, the addition of legendary players will gather more attention. 

Learn more about the Big Bash League and visit the Betwala Page. 

READ MORE: What is the Big Bash League

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