Sehwag, Harbhajan among many stars in YorkshireTea20 Charity match
Updated - Sep 3, 2016 6:28 am
The Kia Oval in London is all set to host the YorkshireTea20 Charity match between the Surrey All Stars and the Cricket United XI on 22nd September 6:30 PM local time. The Help for Heroes charity game organized last year was a massive hit and raised a sum of over £300,000 for the charity. This year the match and funds thus raised will go to Chance to Shine, the PCA Benevolent Fund and the Lord’s Taverners.
Surrey All-Stars team will be managed by former Surrey and England cricketer Mark Butcher while former England skipper Michael Vaughan will handle the responsibility for the Cricket United XI. West Indies’ two-time World T20 champion skipper Darren Sammy will play alongside former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, England spinner Monty Panesar, Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat, Tymal Mills and Ben Duckett.
For the Surrey All-Stars the confirmed major names are England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Jason Roy, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh along with England pacer Jade Dernbach, Sam Curran and Ben Foakes. Surrey legend Adam Hollioake will also be a part of the team for the game.
The match will be sponsored by Yorkshire Tea and the tickets are priced £20 for adults and £1 for U16s. It will also mark the end of the season for the Kia Oval.
Surrey CCC Chief Executive Richard Gould said: “Last year’s Cricket for Heroes event was such a fantastic success that we wanted to start staging something similar on a regular basis. This match will allow cricket fans to enjoy a superb end of season T20 party in one of the country’s favourite grounds whilst also raising money for some brilliant cricketing causes that are very close to all our hearts.”
Michael Vaughan, manager of the Cricket United XI: “This is a brilliant opportunity to end the season with a party and to celebrate the excellent work which is achieved in changing lives through cricket thanks to Cricket United.
“A huge thank you has to go to Surrey CCC for this opportunity to raise extra funds for Lord’s Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA Benevolent Fund on top of Cricket United Day which returns on Saturday 13th August at the Investec Test Match against Pakistan at the Kia Oval.
“I can’t wait to go head to head with Butch in the dugout and I’ll be announcing my Cricket United XI in the coming weeks…”
Yorkshire Tea Brand Manager, Tom Blair concluded: “Yorkshire Tea has supported grassroots cricket for many years, particularly Chance to Shine and Cricket United, so we’re really excited to be able to continue this support during the Yorkshire Tea20. The atmosphere in the ground will be fantastic and we’ll be on hand with some proper brews to keep the crowds refreshed.”