The MCG Great Southern Stand will be rename after Shane Warne. On Saturday, Victorian Sports Minister Martin Pakula announce that the Great Southern Stand at the MCG. Will be rename after SK Warne Stand as soon as possible.
The Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be rename after SK Warne Stand. Victorian Sports Minister Martin Pakula announce on Saturday. Australian cricket, like the rest of the cricketing world, is in mourning over the death of Shane Warne. A true cricketing genius who died at the age of 52. The legendary spinner died of a suspected heart attack.
Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be renamed after SK Warne Stand
“I don’t want to talk about the renaming process other than to say I had a conversation with Dan a couple of hours ago and he’s exchanged messages with Shane’s brother and whilst they might be a technical process that would normally be followed, sometimes you need to dispense with that,” Pakula told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“You need to respond in a way that I believe the entire community would consider appropriate,” he added.
Warne was one of the most influential cricketers in history. When he first appeared on the international scene in the early 1990s, he almost single-handedly reinvented the art of leg-spin, and by the time he retired from international cricket in 2007, he had become the first bowler to reach 700 Test wickets.
Shane was a key figure in Australia’s ICC Cricket World Cup victory in 1999, when he was name player of the match in both the semi-final and final. Wisden Cricketers‘ Almanack recognized Shane’s achievements by naming him one of its Five Cricketers of the Twentieth Century.
Shane finished his international career with 708 Test wickets and 293 ODI wickets, ranking him second all-time behind his great friend and rival Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka (1,347). Shane captained Australia in 11 One-Day Internationals, winning ten and losing one.