Warne to auction Baggy Green to raise money for forest fire victims

Sydney, January 6 () Spinning legend Shane Warne said Monday that he decided to auction his Baggy Green cap to raise funds for the devastating victims of Australia's wildfires.

Warne made the announcement by posting a statement on his Twitter account during the third test between Australia and New Zealand at the SCG here.

The terrible forest fires in Australia have left us all incredulous. The impact that these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and more than 500 million animals have also died, the statement said.

We are all in this together and we continue to look for ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has led me to auction my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore during my entire race in the test.

I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people who desperately need it, the former 50-year-old added.

Warne has joined a growing list of cricketers, who are raising money for victims of forest fires. Australian players Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D'Arcy Short have already announced that they will donate AUD 250 each for every six they hit in the current Big Bash League (BBL) to support forest fire victims. SSC PM PM