Warne appointed to MCC World Cricket Committee

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Australia legend Shane Warne has been appointed to the MCC World Cricket committee, replacing fellow Aussie Rod Marsh, who is standing down after six years in the role.

The committee has forged a reputation as an independent voice in world cricket with the ICC applying a number of recommendations made by the MCC like the development of pink balls for day/night Test and the use of DRS in international cricket.

A classic leg-spinner, Warne took 708 wickets in 145 Tests and played international cricket from 1992 until 2007.

Warne said: “It is an honour to have been asked to be a member of the MCC World Cricket committee.

“It is an extremely exciting time for cricket and I hope that I will have plenty to offer in discussion and debate. I look forward to contributing to the work of the committee.”

Mike Gatting, Chairman of the MCC World Cricket committee, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Shane on to the committee.

“Obviously his profile in the world game is as big as they come and with his extensive experience, I am sure he will offer great insights into many different facets of the game.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to Rod Marsh, who leaves the committee after six years. He has provided valuable contributions across a variety of areas and we thank him for his efforts.”

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