Shane Warne still loves his baggy green

Warne Ponting to play T20 bushfire match Serena donates winnings

Warne Ponting to play T20 bushfire match Serena donates winnings

The Australian cricket legend's famous cap sold for an extraordinary $1,007,500 on Friday to raise money for bushfire relief.

The match will be played on February 8 during which a women's T20I between Australia and India and a Big Bash League match have also been scheduled making it a blockbuster triple-header.

Shane Warne had an interesting story with the Baggy Green, but the legendary Legspinner still says that it means "everything for him" after hitting more than $ 1 million in an auction.

One name Warne mentioned was Nick Riewoldt who he said was very keen to get involved.

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will lead teams comprising of retired Australian cricket legends in a charity match to raise funds for the fight against the bushfires that have ravaged large parts of the country.

"From all sorts, whether it be music, film, TV or sports from different codes". "It sometimes can be awesome what people will do to try and help others out in hard times".

Current national head coach Justin Langer will also play in the game on Feb 8 along with former captain Michael Clarke and vice-captain Adam Gilchrist, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement on Sunday.

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The T20 match will be held on February 8th, but the venue has not yet been confirmed. Looking at the points table where Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers are trying to book the top spot, predictions are that the final could be played in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "Warnie has majority on speed dial so he'll be reaching out to them over coming days", he added.

It's been 15 years since Ponting and Warne played in the charity game at the MCG following the horror 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, where a World XI took on an Asian XI. "It's nice to be part of it", Ponting told reporters.

There will be fundraising initiatives across all three matches and all money raised will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

The Little Master hashtagged it best: #SportTheFireCrisis.

"Throughout the Australian cricket family, including all states and territories, as well as the ACA, our initiative has helped volunteer more than 4,000 days to help where they are needed", said CA boss Kevin Roberts.

"Australian cricket also recognises the significant impact the fires have had to date on community sporting facilities across the country".

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