Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by umosay, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. umosay

    umosay Guest

    This is a good idea, not to mention it should be a good game


    Greats to play fund-raiser
    By Robert Craddock and Robet Fidgeon
    January 1, 2005

    A WORLD XI with six Australian players will play an Asian XI likely to include Indian superstar Sachin Tendulkar at the MCG on January 10.

    The match will be a fund-raising event for victims of the tsunami disaster and will be telecast live by Channel 9 which will hold a telethon in conjunction with the event.

    The match, set to be officially announced at a press conference in Sydney this afternoon, is the result of a day of intense negotiations around the cricket world, including a meeting between Australian and International Cricket Council officials in Melbourne early yesterday.

    It is expected six yet-to-be-named Australian players will join players from the West Indies and New Zealand in a World XI likely to include West Indies star Brian Lara.

    The Asian XI will include Indian, Sri Lankan and Pakistani stars and, hopefully, be led by Tendulkar.

    That Indian players play in the match was considered vital so television rights could be sold for a huge fee to the cricket-crazed nation where any game with Tendulkar is a mass rater.

    As part of the deal to attract the Asian players there is likely to be a second game, probably in India in February.

    Players from South Africa and England were unavailable due to the Test series in South Africa.

    Pakistan and the West Indies will be in Australia for the VB one-day series.

    The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) chief executive Tim May handed Cricket Australia a proposal on Thursday on behalf of cricketers who volunteered to participate in the game.

    The two bodies approached the ICC, who sanctioned the match.

    In working together, May and Cricket Australia put aside differences negotiating Australian cricket's memorandum of understanding.

    All money raised through gate takings from the match will go to World Vision. And Channel Nine CEO David Gyngell said the station would run a telethon in conjunction with the game.

    "Personally, there has been nothing that has moved me more than this tragedy," he said.

    Players from New Zealand and Sri Lanka are available for the match as Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand was cancelled earlier this week to let the Sri Lankan players return home.

    Their nation was one of the hardest hit by the tragedy, with more than 26,000 lives lost.

    Possible Sides

    Asian XI: Virender Sehwag (Ind), Sanath Jayasuria (SL), Marvan Atapattu (SL), Rahul Dravid (Ind), Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), VVS Laxmann (Ind), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Chaminda Vass (SL), Shoaib Akhtar (Pak), Irfan Pathan (Ind), Anil Kumble (Ind), Yousuf Youhana (Pak) (12th)

    World XI: Chris Gayle (WI), Matthew Hayden (Aus), Stephen Fleming (NZ), Brian Lara (WI), Ricky Ponting (Aus), Michael Clarke (Aus), Adam Gilchrist (Aus), Chris Cairns (NZ), Brett Lee (Aus), Glenn McGrath (Aus), Daniel Vettori (NZ), Ramnaresh Sarwan (WI) (12th)
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  3. This game sounds awesome and the possibility of a seond one, and the money going to the tsunami relief makes it worthwhile.
  4. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I think anything that can be done to raise money is a good thing and if there's some good cricket along the way, well that's a bonus. If something like this could sell out the MCG or even the SCG it'll certainly go some small way to helping a worthy cause.
  5. aussie1st

    aussie1st Guest

    Great idea by the cricket people this game should get a ton of cash from the cricket mad indians and a packed out MCG. It should go some way to helping those countries out.
  6. Wally

    Wally Guest

    What jersey will they wear on such short notice?
  7. umosay

    umosay Guest

    They'll get something, maybe a mix of colours, maybe whites, maybe country
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    world xI team has been named this from the nzherald

    Cricket: Rest of World team named

    02.01.05 3.25pm

    SYDNEY - The Rest of the World team to play an Asian 11 in a fund-raising one-day cricket match on January 10 at the MCG was named today.

    The Asian team will be named tomorrow.

    The match will be a fund-raiser for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.

    Rest of the World: Ricky Ponting (Australia), Matthew Hayden (Australia), Adam Gilchrist (Australia), Stephen Fleming (NZ), Brian Lara (West Indies), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Chris Cairns (NZ), Shane Warne (Australia), Glenn McGrath (Australia), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Darren Gough (England), Daniel Vettori (NZ). (12th man to be named).

    Coach/manager: Steve Wwuah (Australia)

    Not a bad team at all powerful batting with some useful bowlers cairns warne Mcgrath gough vettori the specialist bowlers with gayle and bravo the other options.

    I read an article on cricinfo about tendulkars elbow needing rest so he may be out of the asian XI
  9. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Is that the official order? McGrath at 9 haha, that's a milestone. If it sells well they'll make alot of money. How much are the tix goig for?
  10. umosay

    umosay Guest

    nah, thats the squad not the 'lineup'

    hmmm it not that great for a nz cricket fan, we get 3 players, we have no cricket until february and aus have a big odi series coming up... yet we get 3. Understandable though to get the crowds for the money needed. Anyhow i hope they show it live on TV here because it's boring without any cricket, or SPORT for that matter!

    edit: Both matches will be broadcast live around the cricketing world with all proceeds going to World Vision. Organisers are hoping to raise millions of dollars for the relief effort. [​IMG]
  11. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Rest of the World: Ricky Ponting (Australia), Matthew Hayden (Australia), Adam Gilchrist (Australia), Stephen Fleming (NZ), Brian Lara (West Indies), Chris Gayle (West Indies), Chris Cairns (NZ), Shane Warne (Australia), Glenn McGrath (Australia), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Darren Gough (England), Daniel Vettori (NZ). (12th man to be named).

    I'll predict the lineup to look something like this then:

    1. Matthew Hayden
    2. Stephen Fleming
    3. Ricki Ponting ©
    4. Brian Lara
    5. Adam Gilchrist
    6. Chris Cairns
    7. Chris Gayle
    8. Shane Warne
    9. Daniel Vettori
    10. Darren Gough
    11. Glenn McGrath

    MCG crowd: 53 441
  12. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Gilchrist will (should) open, Fleming at 3.

    Maybe a bit short on pace bowlers, should of chucked lee in instead of Gough
  13. Wally

    Wally Guest

    It'd be a laugh if Lee ended up at 12th man again.

    I was thinking like it was a Test match. Edited version:
    1. Hayden
    2. Gilchrist
    3. Fleming
    4. Ponting
    5. Lara
  14. esoj

    esoj Guest

    here is the asian squad very powerful team.

    Asia - Saurav Ganguly (India, captain), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Virender Sehwag (India), Rahul Dravid (India), Anil Kumble (India), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka), Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka), Kumar Sangakara (Sri Lanka), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan), Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan), Zaheer Khan (Pakistan), Alok Kapali (Bangladesh).
  15. Wally

    Wally Guest

    That's a good team, better than I expected actually. It will be an interesting game if everyone plays with a bit of form.
  16. umosay

    umosay Guest

    fark, this is gonna be an entertaining game! that team is dynamic
  17. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah should be high scoring i would say with lots of guys that can play shots. Heres hoping sky can get this so that we can watch it in NZ
  18. Serge

    Serge Guest

    Isnt he an Indian?
  19. umosay

    umosay Guest

    yeah... [​IMG]
  20. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah he is an indian i just copy pasted that list off a website
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