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Cricket: Warne to 'think about' England coaching job

Australian bowling great Shane Warne, so often the cause of England's demise, offered Monday to think about reviving the old enemy as the country's next coach. As England players flew home in the early hours following a final defeat in Sydney, Warne took to Twitter in answer to calls for him to apply for the role. "To my English followers, I'm flattered that you would like me to consider the England job," Warne tweeted. "All I can say is -- I will think about it!!!"

Cricket: Warne to 'think about' England coaching job

Australian bowling great Shane Warne, so often the cause of England's demise, offered Monday to think about reviving the old enemy as the country's next coach. As England players flew home in the early hours following a final defeat in Sydney, Warne took to Twitter in answer to calls for him to apply for the role. "To my English followers, I'm flattered that you would like me to consider the England job," Warne tweeted. "All I can say is -- I will think about it!!!"

Cricket: Cook plays down Warne jibes, says it's about results

England's Alastair Cook Tuesday played down Shane Warne's criticism of his captaincy but acknowledged that he and other top-order batsmen must improve on their summer performance in the upcoming Ashes series. Cook said Warne's latest comments had raised his "blood pressure", but ultimately he was comfortable with a record of just one loss from 16 matches since being appointed skipper.

Cricket: Warne lets fly at Cook, Root in Ashes volley

Shane Warne has blasted Alastair Cook's captaincy as boring and negative, warning that Australia will regain the Ashes if the England skipper does not show more imagination. The Australian Test great also said England would be better served by having Michael Carberry opening their innings rather than Joe Root. In an interview with the British press and widely reported in Australia on Monday, Warne had harsh words about Cook's captaincy as England bid for their fourth straight Ashes series triumph in the series starting this month.

Warne rubbishes Hurley split talk

Cricket great Shane Warne Wednesday denied rumours of a split with girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley, tweeting that they were "not throwing in the towel yet" after the actress said her feelings were "too raw" to share. A last minute no-show by the legendary leg-spinner at a press conference for his foundation earlier in the day added fuel to speculation in the British and Australian press that the celebrity couple had called it quits. But Warne said on Wednesday evening that he and Hurley were working through their problems.

Warne rubbishes Hurley split talk

Cricket great Shane Warne broke his silence to deny rumours of a split with model girlfriend Liz Hurley on Wednesday, following intense speculation fuelled by a last minute cancellation at a press conference. Reports in Britain and Australia had said the celebrity couple had were calling it quits with The Sun citing a source as saying: "They have been so loved-up and have tried to make it work, but the distance has been a huge issue." But Warne took to Twitter on Wednesday evening, saying he and Hurley were working through their problems.

Warne no-show fuels Hurley split talk

A last-minute no-show by cricket great Shane Warne at a press conference Wednesday added fuel to speculation that he has split with high-profile actress and model girlfriend Liz Hurley. Reports in Britain and Australia say the celebrity couple have called it quits with The Sun citing a source as saying: "They have been so loved-up and have tried to make it work, but the distance has been a huge issue."

Cricket: Warne officially retires

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. 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. But the 43-year-old said his time was finally up.

Cricket: Warne receives Hall of Fame honour

Australia great Shane Warne was inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame at Lord's on Friday. The leg-spin legend received the honour during the tea interval of the second day of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia. Warne, credited with reviving interest in leg-spin outside Asia, was the first bowler to take 700 Test wickets and represented Australia in 145 Tests between 1992 and 2007. In all he took 708 Test wickets at an average of 25.41.

Cricket: Warne backs 'heroic' Ahmed for Ashes call-up

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. 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.
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