SCG will host a forest fire relief bout

SYDNEY: the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground will host the stars charity cricket match organized to raise funds for victims of forest fires in Australia on February 8.

The game, called 'Bushfire Cricket Bash', will feature cricket legends like Brian Lara of the West Indies, Yuvraj Singh of India and Wasim Akram of Pakistan along with the great Australians Mathew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Justin Langer, Mike Hussey and Michael Clark.

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and the great West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh will train the Ricky Ponting XI & Shane Warne XI respectively.

"The Bushfire Cricket Bash will be a curtain-raiser to the BBL decider & will be played at the SCG after the Sixers beat the Stars last night to earn hosting rights for the BBL Final," cricket.co.au reported.

The charity match is one of three headline acts on cricket's day of giving, The Big Appeal. The other two events are the Commonwealth Bank Women's Tri-Series T20I clash between India & Australia & the final of the Big Bash League (BBL).

The exhibition match will be a 10-overs-per-side contest, with a five-over Powerplay & no bowling restrictions.

Bowlers will not have over limits, fielders can sub on & off as it suits, while captains will have the ability to substitute batsmen during an innings.

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