Warne up for fundraiser

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

SHANE Warne will head­line a char­ity Twenty20 cricket m a t c h f o r e a r t h q u a k e - dev­as­tated Christchurch at Welling­ton’s Basin Re­serve.

‘‘ It’s the least I can do,’’ Warne posted on his Twit­ter ac­count Warne888 yes­ter­day, adding ‘‘ let’s raise lots of $$’’.

For­mer New Zealand cap­tain Stephen Flem­ing has o r g a ni s e d t he March 1 3 match, which will also fea­ture ex-Test bats­man Martin Crowe. Christchurch-born Flem­ing said he ex­pected a full house and the Basin Re­serve and the crick­et­ing com­mu­nity was keen to help.

Flem­ing said he was vis­it­ing the city the day be­fore the Fe­bru­ary 22 quake and counted him­self lucky to have es­caped the disas­ter.

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