Australia to hosts charity match to raise funds for bushfire casualties

The Crows and Port Adelaide will take part in a T20 match at the Adelaide Oval to raise funds for the Bush Fire Appeal. The game will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at 2.30 pm local time with all the funds collected – either through merchandise or tickets going to the people who have been affected by the massive bush fires that have affected Australia in the last month.

The tickets have been priced at AUD 20 for adults, AUD 5 for children and AUS 40 for families.

“The bushfires have been devastating for families across South Australia, and we are thinking of those on Kangaroo Island right now who continue to battle blazes which threaten their homes and livelihoods,” Crows CEO Andrew Fagan said.

“We hope this event can provide an opportunity for footy and cricket fans to come together as a show of support for those affected as well as raise much-needed funds to support the recovery efforts.

“It will also provide an opportunity to recognize the CFS and other emergency service personnel who have sacrificed so much and battled bravely to protect people, property, livestock, and wildlife over such a prolonged period of time”.

Since the Bush fires have broken out, a number of cricketers, including Shane Warne have come forward and pledged their support to the cause. The legendary spinner Warne has even auctioned off his baggy green cap, with the auction amount crossing USD 525,00. Matches in Australia have been affected as well, with a number of training sessions being canceled during the Big Bash League due to the intense heatwave that has been a result of the fires.

More than half a billion animals have been affected as well, and almost 20 human beings have lost their lives in the deadly natural hazard.

On the cricket field, the Australian side will travel to India to take part in a three-match ODI series that begins on January 14 at Mumbai.