Warne Displeased at Aussie Camp

Shane Warne fails to see the logic behind John Buchanan’s training camp, for Australia’s cricketers, which will take place in Queensland later this month. With one arm tied behind his back, Warne will return from England for the camp, disrupting his and Hampshire’s chase for the County championship, currently headed by Lancashire.

Warne cynically laid into Buchanan’s thinking, saying, “the Ashes will not start until November 23, it is three months away so it is very early for a camp, but that is what John wants to do. I think it is one of John Buchanan’s wonderful, mastermind things that keeps everyone stumped … and, well, who knows, we all have to be there.”

Warne is likely to miss two matches attending the camp, against fifth placed Warwickshire and, crucially, second-placed Sussex. He hopes to be released in time to get back for the Sussex game, which, if Lancashire were to slip up, could have great bearing on where the title ends up.

Buchanan says that the camp is his first opportunity, in seven years in the job, to bring all 25 contracted players together for training. Shane Warne, however, clearly does not see it as such a golden opportunity, more a pointless one.

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