Former Australia spinner Shane Warne inducted into MCC's world cricket committee

Sport360 staff 08:43 25/10/2018
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Shane Warne is the latest addition to the world cricket committee.

Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has joined the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting and Kumar Sangakkara after being appointed to the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) world cricket committee.

The legendary Australia spinner replaces compatriot Rodney Marsh who is stepping down from the committee after a six-year tenure.

The MCC world cricket committee is an independent body comprised of former players and umpires established in 2006 which can prescribe changes to the sport’s existing laws. The committee meets twice a year to discuss the state of the game.

49-year-old Warne expressed his pride at being offered the role.

“It is an honour to have been asked to be a member,” the Aussie stated.

“It is an extremely exciting time for cricket and I hope that I will have plenty to offer in discussion and debate.”

Warne replaces Mike Gatting, the man he famously bowled.

Warne replaces Mike Gatting, the man he famously bowled.

Warne’s induction into the committee was welcomed by former England skipper Mike Gatting, the man who was famously bowled by the Australian spinner in what has become known as the ‘ball of the century’.

“We’re delighted to welcome Shane on to the committee,’ Gatting said.

“Obviously his profile in the world game is as big as they come and, with his extensive experience, I am sure he will offer great insights into many different facets of the game,” he added.

The committee also includes the likes of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum and former Pakistan batsman Ramiz Raja.

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