To give his fans a chance to say goodbye, Shane Warne’s life will be remembered at a state funeral to mark the passing of the legendary cricketer.
Details are still being finalised but the Melbourne Cricket Ground event will feature some touching tributes and some highlights from the remarkable career of the cricketer.
Tickets will be available closer to the event, but the live stream will be available for those who are unable to attend.
In 1994, the former Australia leg-spinner scored a memorable Ashes triple and took his 700th Test wicket at the ground. The MCG is now called MCG.
Shortly thereafter, Australia beat England 5-0 in the 2006/7 Ashes series.
An Australian MP, Daniel Andrews is also premier for Victoria and offered a state funeral to Warne’s family.
On Twitter, he wrote: “There is no place in the world that’s more appropriate to say goodbye to Warnie than the G.
“Victorians can pay tribute to Shane’s contribution (to) the state and his sport at a memorial service at MCG on March 30.”
Andrews stated that it would be a big event and that it would be a celebration of Andrews’ life.
, Warne, one the greatest cricketers ever, and also one of its most beloved and charismatic figures, died last Friday at 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack.
An Australian tribute has been shown on large screens at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The stadium’s Great Southern Stand was renamed in his honour to the SK Warne Stand.
Simone Callahan, his ex-wife, shared a touching tribute to him on her Instagram account. She wrote that he had been taken too soon from the lives of their children.
The Victorian government acknowledged the difficulties Warne’s family has faced and said it hopes that the celebration will help make things easier.
The post-mortem revealed that a cricket legend has died from natural causes
Before his death, Warne had chest pains.
After the passing of leg-spin legend, cricket will seem a little less interesting