Former India batsman Yuvraj Singh and Pakistan legend Wasim Akram have been confirmed to play the Bushfire Cricket Bash fundraising match on February 8. They grow to be the primary worldwide gamers to be drafted in for the charity sport.
The affirmation comes after Sachin Tendulkar and Courtney Walsh have been roped in as non-playing coaches earlier this week.
The fundraising sport is one in every of three headline acts on cricket’s day of giving titled ‘The Massive Attraction’. It will likely be held after the ladies’s T20 worldwide between Australia and India and earlier than the Massive Bash League ultimate.
“I might like to be concerned in any means I can to lift funds or to assist the individuals in Australia,” Akram had instructed AAP final week.
“Earlier than I used to be married to an Australian, Australia has all the time been very near my coronary heart. I really feel for Australia; thank God there was rain within the final couple of days and hopefully that can assist.
“The devastation the Australians have been by means of, my coronary heart goes out to them.”
Former Australian cricketers confirmed to play embrace Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne, who will lead the 2 sides, Justin Langer, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Shane Watson, Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Alex Blackwell and Michael Clarke. Steve Waugh and Mel Jones will likely be concerned in a non-playing capability.
All match earnings and funds raised on the day will go to the Australian Crimson Cross Catastrophe Aid and Restoration Fund.
Gamers confirmed: Shane Warne (c), Ricky Ponting (c), Adam Gilchrist, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Brad Fittler, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Elyse Villani, Grace Harris, Justin Langer, Luke Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Phoebe Litchfield, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram.
Coaches: Sachin Tendulkar, Courtney Walsh
Non-playing capability: Steve Waugh, Mel Jones, Andrew Johns