Shane Warne has withdrawn from the Bushfire Bash as Cricket Australia is pitching in desperate attempts to combat the forthcoming Sydney downpour by rescheduling the star-studded charity game.
Warne’s last-minute exit comes after the charity match was moved to Melbourne in a step to let the match go ahead as planned. The Bushfire Bash has also been delayed 24 hours and will now take place on Sunday afternoon.
Warne had a prior commitment and communicated his unavailability for the much-anticipated event. He couldn’t shift and his place as captain of one of the teams will be taken by Adam Gilchrist though he left a bit of hope for the game, calling for a private plane to be able to hang onto his commitment.