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Bushfire Cricket Bash: Ponting XI vs Gilchrist XI T10 Match Timings And Where To Watch

All Profits And Funds From The Match Would Go To The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief And Recovery Fund But The Game, Which Was Scheduled As A Curtain-raiser To The Twenty20 BBL Final Has Now Been Shifted To The Junction Oval In Melbourne.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 08 Feb 2020, 01:02:23 PM
Bushfire Cricket Charity Game

Australian spin great Shane Warne was to lead the side but as a result of the change of date, he will not be available for the match due to prior commitments, and Adam Gilchrist will take over as captain (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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The Bushfire Cricket Charity match, which will be played on February 9, will be a 10-over-per-side contest, with a five-over Powerplay, no bowling restrictions, and batters unable to get out from the first ball they face. Bowlers will not have over limits, fielders can sub on and off as it suits, while captains will have the ability to sub batters in and out during an innings. All profits and funds from the match would go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The Bushfire Cricket Charity Game was scheduled as a curtain-raiser to the Twenty20 Big Bash League final which was to be played in Sydney on February 9 but it has now been shifted to the Junction Oval in Melbourne, ironically due to rain. With the change in venue, there will be some personnel who will be missing this contest. Australian spin great Shane Warne was to lead the side but as a result of the change of date, he will not be available for the match due to prior commitments, and Adam Gilchrist will take over as captain, according to the official Cricket Australia website.

The Bushfires came about due to high heat and lack of rain but for this match, the forecast of torrential rain forced the game to be shifted to another state where the Bushfire menace was also high. "Change of plans! To ensure the SCG is in the best possible condition for the BBL final, we've made the call to not go ahead with Saturday's Bushfire Cricket Bash at the SCG," Cricket Australia tweeted. With the change in venue, there will be some personnel who will be missing this contest. Australian spin great Shane Warne was to lead the side but as a result of the change of date, he will not be available for the match due to prior commitments, and Gilchrist will take over as captain, according to the official Cricket Australia website. The reschedule means former Australia captain Michael Clarke and batsman Michael Hussey as well as a number of the female stars will not be able to play due to prior commitments. Former Australian women's team player Mel Jones and rugby league great Andrew Johns will join in activities in a non-playing capacity.

Teams

Ponting XI: Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Ricky Ponting (c), Elyse Villani, Brian Lara, Phoebe Litchfield, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Wasim Akram, Dan Christian, Luke Hodge. Coach: Sachin Tendulkar

Gilchrist XI: Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Yuvraj Singh, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Courtney Walsh, Nick Riewoldt, Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Smith. Coach: Tim Paine

Match Timings

Sachin Tendulkar will coach the Ricky Ponting XI while Tim Paine will coach the Adam Gilchrist XI. (Image credit: Getty Images)

The match will start at 4:15 am GMT/ 3:15 pm AEDT/ 9:45 am IST. Broadcast details

Australia: Foxtel, Channel 7, Kayo Sports. Free streaming via cricket.com.au and the Cricket Australia Live app.

India: Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka: Sony Pictures Sports Network

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man: BT Sport

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New Zealand: SkyNZ

Canada: ATN Fans can also watch it on cricket.com.au, Cricket Australia Live app, cricket.com.au Facebook page.

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First Published : 08 Feb 2020, 12:37:22 PM