Monday, February 19, 2007

Exclusive: Warne won't light up Rose Bowl

Has Shane Warne done the right thing?
Australia's thrashing of England over the summer Down Under, coupled with his retirement, left Warne a busy man.
And after announcing that he would be staying at Hampshire, the former Test leg-spinner obviously forgot to consult club officials about the coming season.
This is because the Rose Bowl looks like becoming one of the first public places to outlaw smoking - months before the nationwide ban takes effect.
The Daily Echo reports that the club is consulting members about the move but have they contacted cricket's most famous smoker?
If not, those pavilion tea breaks, with Warne, let's say, 93 not out or nine wickets to his name, will certainly be an interesting place to be.