Shane Warne http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28405/all en Cricket-Australia board play straight bat to Warne twitter rant http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-australia-board-play-straight-bat-warne-twitter-rant <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has defended the organisation following a scathing attack aimed at them by spin great Shane Warne, who panned the board in a series of Twitter rants.</p> <p>Sutherland added that he was prepared to meet with Warne and discuss the 43-year-old's criticism of CA's player rotation policy and his claim that "rubbish" decisions were turning Australian cricket into a "big joke".</p> <p>After venting his initial anger on Monday, Warne reiterated his views a day later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/cricket-australia-board-play-straight-bat-warne-twitter-rant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Shane Warne Technology Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:30:45 +0000 5740953 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Australia need less formal approach, says unhappy Warne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/cricket-australia-need-less-formal-approach-says-unhappy-warne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>March 12 (Reuters) - Australia's selectors need to adopt a less formal approach to bring the best out of the players even if it means allowing one or two to sort out their differences behind closed doors, according to Shane Warne.</p> <p>Team management have been criticised for disciplining Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja for failing to carry out a 'homework' task set by coach Mickey Arthur on the tour of India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/cricket-australia-need-less-formal-approach-says-unhappy-warne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Shane Warne Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:05:39 +0000 5781373 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia need less formal approach, says unhappy Warne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/australia-need-less-formal-approach-says-unhappy-warne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Australia's selectors need to adopt a less formal approach to bring the best out of the players even if it means allowing one or two to sort out their differences behind closed doors, according to Shane Warne.</p> <p>Team management have been criticised for disciplining Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja for failing to carry out a 'homework' task set by coach Mickey Arthur on the tour of India.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/australia-need-less-formal-approach-says-unhappy-warne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Shane Warne Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:16:31 +0000 5782436 at http://www.globalpost.com Ashes-focused Australia in a spin over Pakistani refugee http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/ashes-focused-australia-spin-over-pakistani-refugee <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mired in gloom following a test drubbing in India, Australian cricket has turned to Canberra's halls of power for succour, asking the country's top immigration official to act as a de facto selector ahead of back-to-back Ashes series this year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/ashes-focused-australia-spin-over-pakistani-refugee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:30:38 +0000 5810364 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Warne backs 'heroic' Ahmed for Ashes call-up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/cricket-warne-backs-heroic-ahmed-ashes-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shane Warne believes "heroic" and "courageous" Pakistani-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed can become an unlikely Ashes hero for Australia in England later this year.</p> <p>Former refugee Ahmed, 31, will be eligible if minor changes to Australia's citizenship legislation pass through parliament in the next few weeks, having fled his native Pakistan in 2010.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130604/cricket-warne-backs-heroic-ahmed-ashes-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:51:16 +0000 5851235 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Asylum-seeker Ahmed gets Australia call http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130606/cricket-asylum-seeker-ahmed-gets-australia-call <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former Pakistani asylum-seeker Fawad Ahmed moved a step closer to playing in next month's Ashes series against England after being rushed into the Australia A squad for their tour of Britain Thursday.</p> <p>The prospects of Ahmed, 31, playing for his adopted country improved dramatically when a bill to amend the Citizenship Act, which will help fast-track his application, passed through Australia's lower house of parliament Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130606/cricket-asylum-seeker-ahmed-gets-australia-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Fawad Ahmed Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Thu, 06 Jun 2013 11:51:53 +0000 5851919 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Clarke vows Australia will be ready for Ashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/cricket-clarke-vows-australia-will-be-ready-ashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted the side will put their off-field troubles behind them and be "100 percent ready for the Ashes" come next month's first Test against England.</p> <p>The latest in a recent line of high-profile disciplinary problems saw opener David Warner suspended Thursday by Cricket Australia until the start of the first Test in Nottingham on July 10 after punching England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130614/cricket-clarke-vows-australia-will-be-ready-ashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sat, 15 Jun 2013 02:24:57 +0000 5857414 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Warne gets Hall of Fame honour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/cricket-warne-gets-hall-fame-honour <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia great Shane Warne is to be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, the global governing body said in a statement issued from its Dubai headquarters on Thursday.</p> <p>The leg-spin legend will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the second day of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's on July 19.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130711/cricket-warne-gets-hall-fame-honour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Thu, 11 Jul 2013 08:31:35 +0000 5881200 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Teen Agar holds Australia's Test hopes - press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/cricket-teen-agar-holds-australias-test-hopes-press <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia's newspapers are hoping debutant Ashton Agar can replicate his record-breaking first Test innings and guide his team to victory in the fluctuating first Ashes Test against England.</p> <p>While the media Sunday highlighted yet more umpiring controversies that have dogged the series opener at Nottingham, commentators pointed to the 19-year-old rookie as Australia's unlikely saviour after his amazing debut knock of 98 batting at number 11. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/cricket-teen-agar-holds-australias-test-hopes-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Human Interest Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sun, 14 Jul 2013 03:33:01 +0000 5883457 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Haddin insists Australia 'fine' despite Arthur claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/cricket-haddin-insists-australia-fine-despite-arthur-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Brad Haddin on Tuesday maintained that the Australia squad in England were united after former coach Mickey Arthur reportedly claimed there was a huge rift between Test captain Michael Clarke and all-rounder Shane Watson.</p> <p>Arthur was sensationally sacked just 16 days before the first Test against Ashes-holders England at Trent Bridge, a match the tourists lost by just 14 runs on Sunday to go 1-0 down in the five-match series, and was replaced by former Australia batsman Darren Lehmann.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130716/cricket-haddin-insists-australia-fine-despite-arthur-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australia Cricket Mickey Arthur Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:04:21 +0000 5885300 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Clarke goes back to future as Arthur row rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/cricket-clarke-goes-back-future-arthur-row-rages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia captain Michael Clarke insisted his focus was on the future after calling upon players from before the controversial Mickey Arthur era to help the present side thrive.</p> <p>Last week saw Australia lose a thrilling first Test at Trent Bridge to Ashes-holders England by just 14 runs.</p> <p>That left Australia, bidding to avoid a third straight series loss to their arch-rivals, 1-0 down in the five-match campaign and with much to do if they were to regain the urn.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130717/cricket-clarke-goes-back-future-arthur-row-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:06:52 +0000 5886344 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Warne officially retires http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/cricket-warne-officially-retires <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia great Shane Warne on Monday officially announced his retirement from the game, confirming he will not play with the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League.</p> <p>The leg-spin legend, who was Friday inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at Lord's, was instrumental in lifting the profile of the domestic Twenty20 league in its first two seasons and was one of its biggest drawcards.</p> <p>But the 43-year-old said his time was finally up.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130722/cricket-warne-officially-retires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Greg Shipperd Shane Warne Shane Warne AFP Mon, 22 Jul 2013 06:02:36 +0000 5889919 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Warne criticises 'smug' England players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/cricket-warne-criticises-smug-england-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian bowling great Shane Warne has accused England's players of being "smug" during the third Ashes Test and speculated that they are being "arrogant" as a deliberate tactic.</p> <p>England retained the Ashes after rain forced a draw in the third Test at Old Trafford on Monday, giving the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead after three matches of the five-Test series.</p> <p>Warne, Australia's all-time leading wicket-taker, felt the England players' conduct after the game was unedifying, and singled out wicketkeeper Matt Prior and spin bowler Graeme Swann for particular criticism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/cricket-warne-criticises-smug-england-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:24:20 +0000 5904499 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Aussie press praise 'hunted' Lyon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/cricket-aussie-press-praise-hunted-lyon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Forgotten spinner Nathan Lyon was hailed by Australia's cricket writers Saturday after bowling the visitors into a strong position on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test against England.</p> <p>Lyon took four wickets as England collapsed to 238 for nine at stumps at Durham's Chester-le-Street ground on Friday.</p> <p>Off-spinner Lyon, controversially left out of the first two Ashes Tests in favour of teenager Ashton Agar despite taking nine wickets in New Delhi in March, had figures of four wickets for 42 runs in 20 overs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130810/cricket-aussie-press-praise-hunted-lyon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Nathan Lyon Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sat, 10 Aug 2013 05:02:07 +0000 5906704 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket: Cook brushes aside Warne jibes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/cricket-cook-brushes-aside-warne-jibes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>England captain Alastair Cook has dismissed criticism of his leadership style by Australia great Shane Warne.</p> <p>Leg-spin legend Warne, now working as a broadcast and newspaper cricket pundit, said in his column for Wednesday's edition of Britain's Daily Telegraph that England had taken an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the Ashes in spite, rather than because, of Cook's "way too cautious" captaincy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/cricket-cook-brushes-aside-warne-jibes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cricket Shane Warne Wisden Cricketers of the Year AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 17:16:46 +0000 5911965 at http://www.globalpost.com