Shane Warne appointed to MCC World Cricket Committee

Shane Warne was named to the MCC world cricket committee.

Warne, who claimed 708 test terrains to consolidate his status as one of the all-time greats, will take care of his Australian teammate, former player Rod Marsh, who retires after six years in office.

"It is an honor that I have been asked to be a member of the MCC Cricket World Committee," said Warne. "It's an extremely exciting time for cricket and I hope to have a lot to offer in the discussion and debate, I hope I can contribute to the work of the committee."

The committee, which meets twice a year to discuss the important issues in the game, has built a reputation as an independent voice in the world of cricket and has presented a series of recommendations that the ICC has implemented, Including the development of pink balls for illuminated cricket, mandatory use. of DRS in international cricket, and a limit on the size of bats to improve the balance between the bat and the ball.

One of the key results of the last committee meeting, which was held at Lord's in August, was the proposal that a "shot" clock should be introduced to help speed up the game.

Mike Gatting, chairman of the MCC World Cricket committee, said: "We are delighted to welcome Shane to the committee, obviously his profile in the global game is as great as they come and with his extensive experience, I am I'm sure it will offer a lot of information about different facets of the game.

"I would also like to pay tribute to Rod Marsh, who left the committee after six years. He has provided valuable contributions in a variety of areas and we appreciate his efforts. "

Warne made his debut against India in Sydney in 1992 and retired 15 years later at the same venue, with a series of 5-0 Ashes. He won in 2006-07. He also took 293 windows in 194 ODIS, which made him one of the two bowlers, along with Muttiah Muralitharan, who took over 1,000 international ticket windows in all formats of the game.

Warne spent five seasons in English County Cricket with Hampshire and captain of the team between 2004 and 2007. He officially withdrew from all formats of the game in 2013 after his participation in the Big Bash of Australia and the Premier League of India, but He returned to Captain of the Rest of the World XI against MCC at Lord's to celebrate the Bicententary of the ground in 2014. He was named Honorary Lifetime Member of MCC in 2009.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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