Cricket: Middlesex chairman discusses diversity in sport
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
Shane Warne has passed away at the age of 52 from a suspected heart attack. The Australian cricket icon’s management released a brief statement on Friday (GMT) on his death, which occurred while he was in Thailand.
“Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived,” it read.
“The family requests aprivacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”
At the turn of the millennium, Warne was rated among the top five greatest cricketers of the 20th century, and is regarded by many as the best bowler of all time.
He still sits well clear at the top of Australia’s all-time wicket takers, having notched a whopping total of 708 in 273 innings.
The legendary leg-spinner enjoyed a glittering career with Australia, which started in 1992 and spanned 15 years.
His death comes as another devastating blow for Australian cricket, after Rod Marsh passed away on Thursday following a major heart-attack.
As recently as Friday morning, Warne was leading a heartfelt social media tribute to his compatriot, which included: “Sad to hear the news that Rod Marsh has passed.
“He was a legend of our great game and an inspiration to so many young boys and girls.
“Sending lots & lots of love to Ros and the family. RIP mate.”
We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
For the latest news and breaking news visit: express.co.uk/sport/football
Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.
Follow us on Twitter @DExpress_Sport – the official Daily Express & Express.co.uk Twitter account – providing real news in real time.
We’re also on Facebook @DailyExpressSport – offering your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day to like, comment and share from the Daily Express, Sunday Express and Express.co.uk.
Source: Read Full Article