Lara, Gilchrist all set for legends T20 matchMelbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match Monday.The WA Festival of Cricket,
Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match Monday.
The WA Festival of Cricket, held at Aquinas College in Perth's southern suburbs, has revived the famous Lilac Hill Festival match that finished in 2008.
"The Festival of Cricket presents the public and corporates with a unique opportunity to not only watch a high-quality T20 match in a relaxed, social environment, but also to mix and mingle with many current and past greats of the game,” Gilchrist said.
“The chance to run around with a bunch of old mates and pit ourselves against the current BBL Champions is exciting and sure to be entertaining for all.”
WA legends Gilchrist and Langer will play alongside some of their contemporaries from a golden era for Australian cricket, with Andrew Symonds, Andy Bichel, Michael Kasprowicz and Jimmy Maher among those confirmed.
The star-studded Legends XI will play a T20 exhibition match against KFC T20 Big Bash League side the Perth Scorchers.
The reshuffle of the Australian cricket schedule in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes also affected this match.
The date change has ruled out Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting, and left Matthew Hayden juggling commitments in an attempt to make it.