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MCG stand to be renamed after Shane Warne

The Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be renamed in honour of the late Shane Warne.


To be known as the SK Warne stand Victorian Sports Minister Martin Pakula made the announcement on Saturday morning.


Warne passed away in the late hours on Friday night Perth time after suffering a suspected heart attack.

"We will be renaming the Great Southern Stand the S.K. Warne stand and we'll be doing that as soon as we possibly can," Pakula said.


"I can think of no finer tribute to the greatest cricketer this state has produced than to rename the stand the S.K. Warne stand and no matter whatever happens to that stand in the future whether it's rebuilt, refurbished, renovated, it will remain the S.K. Warne stand in perpetuity because his legend will live in perpetuity."


Both Australia and Pakistan cricketers wore black arm arms and observed a minute's silence before play on day two of the opening Test.


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