SCG to host BBL final, charity game

Oliver Caffrey
Josh Hazelwood (l) and the Sydney Sixers are through to the BBL final to be played at the SCG

The SCG will host the BBL final and Cricket Australia's bushfire relief match on February 8 after the Sydney Sixers won through to the decider.

The Sixers stunned the Melbourne Stars in Friday night's qualifying final at the MCG to book a spot in their fourth BBL final.

They will be chasing their first title since the inaugural season of the competition in 2011-12, having lost to Perth in two other deciders.

The BBL final will finish off a mammoth day of action, with Cricket Australia hosting an appeal to raise funds for bushfire relief.

The women's Twenty20 international between Australia and India will start things off at Melbourne's Junction Oval before attention turns north.

All funds raised from the triple-header will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.

Sixers spinner Steven O'Keefe said it would be a special occasion to be involved in.

"You're watching it (the bushfire situation) and you just can't ignore it," he told reporters.

"We'll play the game and if there's more that we can do as players, then we'll definitely do it.

"We're definitely second fiddle to what's going on in the country at the moment.

"It's great to get back to the SCG - I think the fans there deserve to see us play at home in a big game and hopefully we can get 40,000 there and win our second title."

The charity game will feature sides captained by Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne.

Some of the other names down for the game include Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh and AFL great Luke Hodge.

Cricket Australia's bushfire relief day:

Women's T20 tri-series - Australia v India, Junction Oval, 12.10 pm

Bushfire Cricket Bash - Ponting XI v Warne XI, SCG, 3.25 pm

BBL final - Sydney Sixers v TBC, SCG, 7.15 pm