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SYDNEY: Australian and English cricketers will put their fierce rivalry aside on Wednesday to raise funds for the victims of the devastating floods in Queensland.</TD></TR><TR><TD><!--<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/recommendations.php?site=www.geosuper.tv&width=480&font=sego e%2Bui" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:480px; height:300px;" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> --></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD colSpan=2></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
The biggest floods in a century have killed 14 people since starting in the northern state last month and on Wednesday water had started to inundate Brisbane, where the Ashes series began in late November.
Among other fund-raising initiatives, England and Australia players will solicited donations from the crowd at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night during the first of a series of limited over matches that follow the test series.
ďIt is important that we do something, those people need as much help as possible. Itís a terrible time and each day it seems to get worse and worse,Ē said Englandís Graeme Swann.
Batsman Kevin Pietersen had already announced on social media site Twitter that he would auction off one of the shirts he wore in Englandís Ashes triumph, a bat and two tickets to a One-day International to raise funds.
[Courtesy The News International]