The Australian cricket legend's famous cap sold for an extraordinary $1,007,500 on Friday to raise money for bushfire relief.
Three matches will be played on this day kicking off with the Commonwealth Bank Women's Tri-Series T20I clash between Australia and India, followed by the Bushfire Cricket Bash, which will lead into the KFC Big Bash League Final.
Meanwhile, other retired Aussie stars like Adam Gilchrist, Brett Lee, Justin Langer, Michael Clarke, Shane Watson and Alex Blackwell will also take part in the game. All of these people who were here and toured with different countries had a great time in Australia, "said Ponting".
While the likes of Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell and Fawad Ahmed had announced to donate money with respect to every six that they hit in the Big Bash, Warne recently auctioned his baggy green for a huge sum of more than one million dollars for the same cause.
"Hopefully a few big names will get involved".
"It can sometimes be awesome what people do to help others in hard times".
A number of tennis greats will also appear in an exhibition match on 15 January, five days before the Australian Open begins, while current players are donating money for aces they serve. It doesn't matter whether it's music, film, television or sport with the most varied codes, "said Warne. Warnie has majority on speed dial so he'll be reaching out to them over coming days", he added.
While the women's match has been moved to the morning of February 8, Ponting XI vs Warne XI will serve as a build-up to the BBL final. Looking at the points table where Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers are trying to book the top spot, predictions are that the final could be played in Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
"I've been playing in Australia for more than 20 years and it has been hard for me to be watching the news with all the fires", Williams said at the on-court presentation.
"If we could build something like this for this game, it would be fantastic".
Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts said he hoped it would play a part in helping those impacted by the devastating fires that have killed at least 27 people and destroyed more than 2,000 homes.
"Australian cricket also recognises the significant impact the fires have had to date on community sporting facilities across the country".