Warne to remain an Aussie

Shane Warne’s manager James Erskine has said that Warne will not give up his Australian citizenship to extend his county career.

As Cricket Web reported over the weekend, Warne was said to be considering German citizenship so he could extend his county career with Hampshire when from 2008 only one overseas player is allowed.

Erskine told AFP “It’s not going to happen. Under no circumstances would Shane Warne renounce his Australian citizenship or have another nationality in preference to being Australian. He’s an iconic Australian sportsman. He’s very proud to be Australian.”

Erskine went onto say “If it was possible for him to have a German passport, as well as an Australian passport, that would be fine. He’s not necessarily said ‘I’m definitely going to do it’, but I’m sure he would consider it. It just depends on whether or not he wants to go on playing county cricket anyway.”

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