By our sports reporter
Melbourne: Shane Warne joined cricket’s elite in the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, during the Allan Border Medal presentation on 27th March evening.
Warne becomes the 35th cricketer to receive the prestigious honour. A tribute to Warne was added to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame display, which is housed in the National Sports Museum, to sit alongside greats such as Bradman, Lillee, Miller, Greg Chappell, Allan Border and Steve Waugh, to name a few.
Warne is already recognised in several ways at the MCG. The National Sports Museum features “Cricket Found Me”, a theatrical presentation starring Warne that uses simulate hologram technology. Outside Gate 2 at the MCG, Warne is the subject of the first statue in the Australia Post Avenue of Legends.
“Shane Warne is a National Sports Museum ambassador, so we are particularly excited to see his great accomplishments in cricket acknowledged further,” said National Sports Museum general manager Margaret Birtley. “The museum congratulates him on this fantastic achievement.”
The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was founded in 1995. All inductees must be retired from international cricket to be eligible and must possess outstanding records in the sport. The National Sports Museum has housed the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame exhibition since the museum opened in 2008.
The National Sports Museum is located at Gate 3 of the MCG and is open 9am to 5pm daily, except for MCG event days. Entry to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame is included in general museum admission prices.
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The Victorian government has enlisted the support of Australian all-time spin bowler Shane Warne to turn the country’s sagging reputation around and help soothe anger in India by doing some promotional work.Warne met with Premier John Brumby in this regard behind closed doors Friday but the leg-spinner refused to speak to the media on the outcome of the talks.Brumby repeated the possibility of a “friendship cricket game” and did not rule out a taxpayer-funded ad campaign to contain the fallout over continuing attacks on Indians.
The Federation of Indian Students of Australia (FISA) spokesman Gautam Gupta said Warne was a good ambassador and his work should be focused on tackling racism locally, rather than promoting Australia overseas.
“He’s got a lot of young followers and he sends the right message,” Gupta added.
- Oz Media