ICL: Indian Cricket League

Lara, Dravid, Murali to star in Pakistan earthquake relief match


laraBrian Lara, Rahul Dravid and Muttiah Muralitharan are among the big names that have committed to playing for an International XI in a fund-raiser for victims of the Pakistan earthquake, the organisers said on Friday.

The star-packed side will take on Pakistan at The Oval on July 10 in a Twenty20 match with all proceeds to go to those who have suffered as a result of the earthquake which struck northern Pakistan last October. The quake killed more than 70,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

The match is being hosted by English County Surrey, whose Chief Executive, Paul Sheldon, praised the big names for their commitment to the cause. “The likes of Lara and Muralitharan are huge draw cards, worth the admission prices alone,” Sheldon said. “So we’re expecting a big crowd to come along and watch what should be a hugely entertaining match.”

The match will raise money for the Oval Cricket Relief Trust, which last year raised over one million pounds for victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Approximately 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the match.

List of confirmed players for International XI: Rahul Dravid (captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Makhaya Ntini, Azhar Mahmood, Mohammad Akram. Chris Cairns, Andrew Hall and Darren Gough.

Source:The News

More on:, , , ,

Thank you for reading this post. You can now Leave A Comment (0) or Leave A Trackback.

Post Info

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 17th, 2006 and is filed under General.

Tagged with: , , , ,

You can follow any responses to this entry through the Comments Feed. You can Leave A Comment, or A Trackback.

Previous Post: Inzamam looks towards Mushtaq after injury of Rana »
Next Post: Inzamam believes teaching of Rhodes will come to good »

Read More

Related Reading:

    Subscribe without commenting

    Leave a Reply

    Note: Any comments are permitted only because the site owner is letting you post, and any comments could be removed for any reason at the absolute discretion of the site owner.