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Old Jan 5th 2005, 12:49 am   #1
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I hope the forum moderators will let this one through. Just thought it would help generate ticket sales for the Tsunami Cricket Match being held next Monday 10th Jan at the MCG in Melbourne...

Media release issued today by Cricket Australia on behalf of the International Cricket Council and the Asian Cricket Council.


Cricket fans have shown their strong support for the 10 January World
Cricket Tsunami Appeal fund-raising game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
(MCG), with nearly 20,000 seats sold today.

Tickets for the match went on sale at midday this afternoon, with
organisers expressing their delight at the overwhelming response shown
by cricket fans.

"To sell almost 20,000 tickets in half a day is a fantastic result and
augers well for creating a strong atmosphere at the fund-raising game on
Monday," said International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive
Malcolm Speed.

"It is a tremendous reflection of the strength of the international
cricket community - fans and organisers - to come together to support
the Tsunami Appeal.

"There are still seats available and we encourage cricket followers to
purchase their tickets early and make sure they are at the game."

Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria, and the Melbourne Cricket Club, who
are organising the match on behalf of the ICC, the Asian Cricket Council
(ACC) and the Federation of International Cricketers' Association, are
hoping to fill the 80,000 capacity seat MCG.

The 50-over day-night match features some of the biggest names in
cricket, with an ICC World XI taking on an ACC XI.

Tickets start from AUD $10 for children/concessions and AUD $20 for
adults, and are available from Ticketmaster7 at www.ticketmaster7.com
<http://www.ticketmaster7.com/> or 1300 136 122.

Corporate hospitality packages are also available through the Melbourne
Cricket Club. Please contact Andrea Kirk on 03 9657 8890 or
[email protected] for more information.

Play begins at 2.10pm.
The ACC XI squad is:

Sourav Ganguly - captain (India)

Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan)

Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka)

Rahul Dravid (India)

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Alok Kapali (Bangladesh)

Zaheer Khan (India)

Anil Kumble (India)

Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Virender Sehwag (India)

Sachin Tendulkar - subject to fitness (India)

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan)

Bob Woolmer (Coach)

The hours of play for the match are (AEST):

First innings: 2.10pm - 5.45pm

Second innings: 6.50pm - 10.25pm
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