Vale Shane Warne
Saturday, March 5
We join the sporting world in disbelief and shock at the loss of Shane Warne. We have farewelled too many great cricketers these past few months.
'Warnie' was one of the most loved cricketers of any generation, particularly at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
He played his first and last Test matches at the SCG and has taken more Test wickets at our ground than any player in history.
His feats will live on in our minds and his performances are preserved on our honour boards but our summers ahead will be emptier without his presence.
We cheered Warnie on the field and many of our staff were lucky to know him during his playing and commentary careers. He was generous with his time whenever he visited, greeting us like old family members.
He loved the SCG and we loved him back.
– Tony Shepherd AO, Chairman Sydney Cricket Ground and Venues NSW
Shane Keith Warne at the Sydney Cricket Ground