Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will lead teams comprising of retired Australian cricket legends in a charity match to raise funds for the fight against the bushfires that have ravaged large parts of the country.
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh and CA Board member Mel Jones will also be involved in a non-playing capacity.
The game will take place on the same day as the Australia-India T20 tri-series fixture in Melbourne and the BBL final.More news: Mourinho hints Kane may not play for Tottenham again this season
She was among lots of residential and worldwide professional athletes, from cricketers and tennis gamers to Australian NBA gamers, to have actually promised to sustain the fundraising for bushfire targets. "These images have reinforced the need to get behind organisations like the Australian Red Cross which is responding to the immediate requirements of people who have lost loved ones, their homes, and their livelihoods", Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts was quoted as saying on the occasion.
Warne and former Australia captain Ponting said outside the MCG that the Bushfire Cricket Bash will be the curtain raiser to the Big Bash final.
The Bushfire Cricket Bash is the highlight of the initiatives. We can only reach them and see if they want to help.
Spin great Warne congratulated Cricket Australia on the initiative and hoped to raise enough funds.More news: Denver Broncos fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello
Ponting is adamant the charity match will be an entertaining fixture with a mammoth crowd expected, and will be reminiscent to the World Cricket Tsumani Appeal match in 2005.
"I looked at Mark Waugh and he said", I don't wear it "and I said", I don't wear it either, "Warne said in 2018 about the incident".
Warne raised more than A $ 1 million (£ 528,000) on Friday when he auctioned off his precious "baggy green, quot; cap for forest fire relief efforts".
Ponting remembered this game on Sunday and said it would be great to see some of the game's non-Australian greats adding to the game again this time.More news: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel Series 'Clarice' in the Works at CBS
Last year's runners-up the Melbourne Stars are top of the BBL ladder, ahead of the Sydney Sixers, after eight games. The cap was purchased from the Commonwealth Bank, which will take the legendary garment on a national tour before donating it to the Bradman Museum in Bowral.