Warne to be honoured by club

Retiring Australian spin-bowler Shane Warne is set to be honoured by his local cricket club with the famous Junction Oval to be renamed after him.

The board of Warne’s original hunting ground, is pushing to rename itself the ‘Shane Warne Oval’, its first name change in over 150 years, the Australian National Nine News reported tonight.

St Kilda Cricket Club President Ron Laird told Channel Nine that it was time for a name change and that the board is planning to vote on it later in the month.

“It’s been the Junction Oval, the St Kilda Cricket Ground, for 151 years, we think a change of name would be appropriate,” he said.

“He’s one of the cricketers of the century, two of which we’ve had at St Kilda, Bill Ponsford and Warne.”

Warne, who has taken over 700 Test match wickets, is currently playing his last Test match. He retired from his much-loved club side as well as the national and state teams last month.

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