A star-studded charity sport to help Australian bushfire aid was on Thursday moved from the Sydney Cricket Ground to Melbourne due to forecast torrential rain, forcing some gamers to drop out.
Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting have been to come out of retirement to skipper the groups on Saturday to increase cash for victims of the blazes which started in September and have left no less than 33 individuals useless and hundreds of houses destroyed.
It was scheduled as a curtain raiser to the Twenty20 Big Bash League ultimate, however with downpours anticipated, Cricket Australia (CA) mentioned it will now not be potential on the SCG.
Instead, it is going to be performed on Sunday on the smaller Junction Oval in Melbourne following a T20 conflict between the Australia and England girls’s groups.
Warne, Michael Hussey, and Michael Clarke have been amongst these compelled out due to prior commitments.
“We have moved the Bushfire Bash from the SCG because we want to provide every opportunity for the BBL final to be played on Saturday night,” mentioned CA chief Kevin Roberts, amid issues that the pitch might be broken if there was a sport beforehand.
Adam Gilchrist will now captain one of many groups in Warne’s absence with Australian Test skipper Tim Paine performing as coach. The Ponting staff will probably be coached by Sachin Tendulkar.
Other worldwide stars collaborating embody Wasim Akram, Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, and Justin Langer.
Match income will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
The Sydney Sixers will face both the Melbourne Stars or Sydney Thunder within the BBL ultimate, climate allowing.