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Brian Lara Confirmed for Bushfire Cricket Bash at the SCG


Brian Lara, Nick Riewoldt, Dan Christian and Holly Ferling have rounded out the squads for the Bushfire Cricket Bash at the SCG on Saturday, February 8.

Tickets are now on sale for the Bushfire Cricket Bash and KFC Big Bash League final, with the venue decided last night when the Sydney Sixers overcame the Melbourne Stars in The Qualifier at the MCG.

Tickets are now available at Ticketek. For more info, visit cricket.com.au/BigAppeal.

For media interviews today with Anthony Everard and Dan Christian, please contact Kristene Reynolds.

Lara, considered to be one of the greatest international batsmen of all time, joins a raft of cricket and sporting legends who are coming together to raise funds for communities affected by Australia’s bushfires.

The Bushfire Cricket Bash is one of three matches to be played as a part of The Big Appeal on February 8, following the Women’s CommBank T20I between Australia and India at Junction Oval and preceding the KFC BBL|09 Final.

Anthony Everard, Cricket Australia Executive General Manager of Fan Engagement, said it’s going to be one of the biggest days ever for cricket.

“To have Brian Lara playing in this match is an unbelievable win for our fans,” he said.

“It’s also going to be a great experience for our playing squad, particularly the likes of Phoebe Litchfield who could find herself batting alongside Brian.”

“Nick Riewoldt, Dan Christian and Holly Ferling complete the squad nicely, adding a bit of bowling depth to an extremely talented line-up.

“We can’t wait to see Lara out on the SCG with the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Shane Warne, Grace Harris, Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden and Elyse Villani.

“Tickets are now on sale for the Bushfire Cricket Bash and KFC BBL|09 Final, with Ticketek generously waiving all transaction fees in support of the event.”

Last week, Indian master-blaster Yuvraj Singh and four-time AFL premiership star Luke Hodge and teenage batting sensation Phoebe Litchfield joined the squad for the Bushfire Cricket Bash, with all match profits and funds raised on the day to go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

Fans can get involved in the Big Appeal by buying tickets, watching the match on Channel Seven, Fox Cricket on Foxtel or Kayo, or by donating at cricket.com.au/BigAppeal.

Current playing squad for the Bushfire Cricket Bash: Shane Warne ©, Ricky Ponting ©, Adam Gilchrist, Alex Blackwell, Andrew Symonds, Brad Fittler, Brad Haddin, Brett Lee, Brian Lara, Dan Christian, Nick Riewoldt, Elyse Villani, Grace Harris, Holly Ferling, Justin Langer, Luke Hodge, Matthew Hayden, Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Phoebe Litchfield, Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh.

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