January 13, 2011

Warne and Gough plan flood relief match

Andrew Miller

Shane Warne and Darren Gough have been discussing the possibility of a "legends" Twenty20 Ashes game to help raise funds for the Queensland flood disaster victims.

Gough approached Warne via Twitter on Tuesday, saying: "why don't we play a masters England v Australia cricket match at mcg like tsunami game ? Raise lots give me a bell."

According to the West Australian newspaper, Michael Clarke, Matthew Hoggard and Michael Vaughan are among the players, past and present, to have expressed an interest, with the match already being billed as a Warne XI v a Vaughan XI.

"Trying to organize a big concert as well after the 20/20 match - lots to organize but everyone been great re donating time.. Thankyou..," Warne later tweeted.

Gough's sister-in-law lives in Queensland. "She's safe but others are not Need our help now," he wrote.

Andrew Miller is the former UK editor of ESPNcricinfo and now editor of The Cricketer magazine

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