Yuvraj Singh does his bit for Australia’s bushfires, to feature in charity match
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: January 26, 2020 4:59:19 pm


Yuvraj Singh was awarded a doctorate Yuvraj Singh has confirmed his availability for the upcoming ‘Bushfire Cricket Bash’ fixture. (Express Photo by Kevin D’Souza/Files)

Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has confirmed his availability for the upcoming ‘Bushfire Cricket Bash’ fixture, which is slated to be held on February 8. Apart from the swashbuckling all-rounder, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram may also be part of the charity occasion, which has been organised to elevate funds for the bushfire victims.

Meanwhile, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies great Courtney Walsh will coach the respective sides, which shall be led by Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne respectively.

READ | How sports stars are doing their bit for Australia’s bushfires

As per a report in cricket.co.au, the star-studded match may also feature the reunion of former Australia Test opening pair Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.

Apart from the Bushfire Cricket Bash, two different occasions, the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Tri-Series T20I conflict between India and Australia and the ultimate of the Big Bash League (BBL), may also be performed on the identical day.

Former Aussie cricketers Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin, and Mike Hussey have additionally joined the trigger which additionally contains Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson, and Alex Blackwell. Steve Waugh and Mel Jones are the opposite two cricketing greats who will participate in the occasion however in a non-playing capability.

READ | Hockey Australia thanks Hockey India for bushfire donation

The match shall be a curtain-raiser to the BBL decider, and the venue of which shall be determined quickly.

Australian gamers Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and D’Arcy Short additionally mentioned that they’d donate AUD 250 every for each six they hit in the continuing BBL to help the victims.

The unprecedented disaster has shocked the world and prompted an outpouring of help from celebrities, athletes and leaders throughout the globe.

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