CA's top Men's Test award to be named in Shane Warne's honour
Shane Warne will be further honoured after Cricket Australia announced that the Men's Test Player of the Year at the Australian Cricket Awards will be named in the spin king's honour.
Warne played 145 Test matches over a career that spanned from 1992 to 2007 and is Australia's leading wicket-taker in the long format of the game.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said it was fitting to award be bestowed in Warne's honour.
“Shane was a proud advocate of Test cricket and you only have to look around at all the fans who came out to the MCG in their floppy hats and zinc on Boxing Day to realise what a profound impact he had on the game.”
ACA CEO Todd Greenberg said he was proud to be able to recognise the role Shane played in Test cricket.
“While he was a once in a generation player, he was very much a man who understood the important contribution all players made to Australian cricket. He played an important role in the formative years of the ACA and never knocked back an opportunity to promote and grow the game… and once they came, nobody knew how to put on a show quite like Warney – particularly here at the MCG."
The Australian Cricket Awards will be held on January 30.