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Shane Warne puts up hand to aid troubled Cricket Australia

Former Test spinner ‘more than happy to help’CA could potentially split Pat Howard’s job in twoSpin great Shane Warne says he’s willing to help out Cricket Australia and questions why more of his former international teammates haven’t been appointed as…

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Ashes diary: pool proposal makes a splash on day two in Brisbane

Glenn Maxwell’s message to Australia’s selectors, Shane Warne’s love of pizza and Kevin Pietersen reacts to taunts with a deliberate fashion faux pasThe swimming pool at the Gabba may end each day with a similar hue to a schooner of XXXX. But while it …

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The 2016 Rusties: Guardian Australia’s alternative sporting awards

Who won the the Todd Carney cup for bad publicity? How about the Mile Jedinak golden microphone for unfortunate gaffes? And then there’s Warnie … Your host Russell Jackson hands out the prizes

It was a bumper year of on-field and off-field misbehaviour in the NRL, with incidents including but not limited to a player being knocked out with a fire poker at a charity party (admit it, nobody had that on their NRL player behaviour bingo card), a positive cocaine test, fraud squad raids, match-fixing allegations, coin toss deceit (where will it end?), the Corey Norman/MDMA/muscle relaxant/Star Casino quadrella (we’re actually leaving out a few items there, too), and Junior Paulo disguising himself as a third-grade player, which we thought was great fun.

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Shane Warne in contact with Cricket Australia about T20 coaching role

  • Caretaker coach needed to oversee T20 series against Sri Lanka
  • Jason Gillespie, Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey also in contention

Australia’s greatest spinner Shane Warne has joined an ever-growing list of contenders to coach the national side in an upcoming home Twenty20 series.

Cricket Australia (CA) is searching for a caretaker coach for three T20 clashes with Sri Lanka in February, when Darren Lehmann and the nation’s best players will be in India preparing for a four-Test series.

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Adil Rashid ignores the armchair ‘experts’ to give England confidence | Vic Marks

With a little help from Shane Warne, the England leg-spinner has developed into England’s most reliable bowler in the series against Sri Lanka

Bleary-eyed, the circus heads to Bristol, scarcely believing what has just happened. The old certainties have been uprooted. As we sleepwalk over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, always a dangerous journey, we have to pinch ourselves. Is this a dream or a nightmare? No, it is true: England did manage to defeat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets at Edgbaston with a record opening partnership in a victory triggered by some superb bowling by an English-born leg-spinner. And the Super Series has been secured. Hang out the bunting.

But there is a problem. The series now lacks context with the Super Series decided. This concerns the administrators and exercises the minds of broadcasters and correspondents, who want to stress how important Sunday’s ODI remains. In fact for the dogged old punters, who actually sit in the stands, this will not matter so much. They want a bit of sunshine (not guaranteed unfortunately) and an entertaining day out at the cricket.

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David Squires on … Shane Warne and the ball of the century

In the latest of his series on defining moments in Australian sport, David Squires turns his eye to the cricket great and the ball that launched his Test career. And you can find David’s archive of Australian sport cartoons here

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Shane Warne bongs created by Australian designer in honour of 420 day

  • Australian designer creates Shane Warne and Shannon Noll bongs
  • Byron Bay company also immortalised Donald Trump and Britney Spears

Related: New Zealand’s ‘cannabis crisis’: smokers confirm chronic shortage

Former Australian cricket hero Shane Warne is the face that launched countless advertising campaigns, but it’s probably safe to say that nobody saw Warne-themed bongs coming. But that is the niche now filled by Byron Bay designer Tom Mason, who has created a range of handmade earthenware devices in honour of the likes of Warne, Donald Trump, Britney Spears and Australian pop star Shannon Noll.

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Marlon Samuels takes aim at Shane Warne and Ben Stokes after T20 win

• Samuels fined 30% of match fee for ‘abusive and offensive’ language
• Man of the match dedicates award to Warne after 85 against England

West Indies became the first team to win two World Twenty20s and, in doing so, took the opportunity to settle some scores. The winning captain, Darren Sammy, and the player of the match, Marlon Samuels, were in punchy moods during their post-match reaction, both on the pitch and in their press conferences. And it was Samuels, who smashed 85 off 66 balls, who landed the most telling blows – though his abusive and offensive language towards Ben Stokes cost him 30 % of his match fee.

Related: West Indies win World T20 final as Carlos Brathwaite sinks England

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Shane Warne blames Australia selectors for early World Twenty20 exit

• Former legspinner claims they should not have changed a proven formula
• Breaking up David Warner-Aaron Finch axis was a mistake, Warne adds

Shane Warne has questioned the wisdom of some of Australia’s selections – which, he says, contributed to their early elimination from the World Twenty20. Defeats by New Zealand and India led to them being knocked out in the group stage for the second competition in a row.

Although Warne, cricket’s second-highest Test wicket-taker with 708, admits Australia were not good enough, he thinks they created a major problem by ditching the long-standing David Warner-Aaron Finch partnership at the top of the batting order. Shane Watson and Usman Khawaja were preferred to open as Warner floated in the middle order while Finch, one of only two Australia batsman to score a T20 international hundred, played only the final two matches.

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Shane Warne snaps at Waleed Aly in awkward interview on The Project – video

When The Project’s Waleed Aly asks the former spin bowler about his charity, which is being audited, things quickly get awkward. Warne appears hostile, claiming his foundation has done great work and ‘anyone who wants to have a go at us for it can go and get stuffed’. After the interview Warne wrote on Twitter, ‘Disappoints me some journo’s think in an interview being a dick is cool. Tip, if u want people back don’t be inappropriate, arrogant or smug’

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Sports quiz of the week: Midtjylland, Shaquille O’Neal and Shane Warne

This week’s quiz is glad that Gary Neville enjoyed a happy 41st birthday

• Can you identify the referee?
• How did these managers fare abroad?
• What’s in a club’s name?

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Shane Warne bitten on head by anaconda during I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here

Spin legend being monitored for signs of infection after being struck by non-venomous anaconda while dunking his head into tank of snakes

Shane Warne has been bitten by an anaconda after plunging head first into a tank of snakes on the reality television show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here.

The episode, which aired on Thursday night on Channel Ten, required Warne to dunk his head into boxes filled with African clawed frogs, scorpions, Madagascan hissing cockroaches and rats as part of the show’s “Tucker Trial”.

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‘I’m saying we started from aliens’ – Shane Warne questions evolution

On reality show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, former Australian cricketer asks if humans evolved from monkeys, why haven’t today’s monkeys evolved?

Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has cast doubt on the theory of evolution, observing that if all humans really did evolve from monkeys, “then why haven’t those ones [monkeys today] evolved?”

He offered his own view – that extraterrestrials intervened in the process – during Monday’s episode of the Australian series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

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Steve Waugh: dropping Shane Warne not an easy decision but part of the job

  • ‘As long as people respect your decision that is all you can ask,’ Waugh says
  • Former Australia captain opens up after stinging Warne criticism

Former Australia cricket captain Steve Waugh has played with a typically straight bat in response to Shane Warne’s incendiary remarks about their relationship earlier in the week.

Warne reopened a longstanding feud on Tuesday when he labelled Waugh “the most selfish cricketer” he had ever played with, highlighting his exclusion from a crucial Test match against the West Indies in 1999 as a major factor in his dislike for Waugh.

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Shane Warne’s former personal assistant won raffle held by cricketer’s charity

Helen Nolan, who won a $60,000 Mercedes-Benz in the raffle held by the Shane Warne Foundation, is also a former general manager of the charity

Shane Warne’s former personal assistant won a $60,000 Mercedes-Benz in a raffle held by the former cricketer’s foundation in June.

Helen Nolan, who was also a former general manager of the Shane Warne Foundation, won the new Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 in the raffle held as part of a fundraising swim across the English channel by former AFL footballer Campbell Brown.

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Shane Warne rips into ‘selfish’ former Australia team-mate Steve Waugh

  • Spin great says there are many reasons he doesn’t like his former captain
  • Warne also dispels myth about 18-year-old baked beans story

Australian cricket great Shane Warne has no time for his former captain Steve Waugh, saying he’s the most “selfish cricketer I’ve played with”. The former leg spinner has used his time on the television show, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, to tell the nation he dislikes Waugh for a number of reasons, but there is one in particular.

Warne said the manner in which Waugh, his then captain, told him he had been dropped from the Test team during a tour of the West Indies in 1999 is still vivid in his memory.

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Shane Warne attacks critics as his charity closes amid investigation into finances

Shane Warne Foundation, which worked with ill and underprivileged children, ceases operations as government audits fundraising activitiesFor a cricketer who forged a glittering career through spin, Shane Warne may not have appreciated the irony of bein…

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Shane Warne attacks critics as his charity closes amid investigation into finances

Shane Warne Foundation, which worked with ill and underprivileged children, ceases operations as government audits fundraising activitiesFor a cricketer who forged a glittering career through spin, Shane Warne may not have appreciated the irony of bein…

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Shane Warne attacks critics as his charity closes amid investigation into finances

Shane Warne Foundation, which worked with ill and underprivileged children, ceases operations as government audits fundraising activitiesFor a cricketer who forged a glittering career through spin, Shane Warne may not have appreciated the irony of bein…

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Shane Warne Foundation announces closure after speculation over funds

Statement released by foundation says it will cease operations and defends distribution of funds saying more than $4m had gone to charitable causes

The Shane Warne Foundation has announced it will close days after the Australian cricketer declared it had “nothing to hide” amid a Victorian government probe into the financial and reporting practices of the charity.

The closure of the foundation, citing “recent, unwarranted speculation”, was announced on Friday in a statement.

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