Australian flag to fly half-mast in memorium
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Mr Shane Keith Warne (1969 – 2022)
Wednesday 30 March 2022
State Memorial Service
Australia marks the sad passing of cricketing great, Mr Shane Keith Warne, and advises with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet that a State Memorial Service for Mr Warne will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 30 March 2022, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Avenue, Richmond, Victoria.
Mr Warne made his Test debut for Australia in 1992. A leg-spinner, he set a world record of 708 Test wickets which stood until 2007. He played his last Test in 2007 having taken more Ashes wickets than any other Australian or English player. He also played for his home state of Victoria, Hampshire in England, and the Rajasthan Royals as both captain and coach between 2008 and 2011. In 2011, he joined the Melbourne Stars for the inaugural season of the Big Bash League.
In 2000, Mr Warne received an Australian Sports Medal, for service to sport. In 2001, he was awarded the Centenary Medal, for outstanding service to the Australian and international sport of cricket. He was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century, and was inducted into the International Cricket Council Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013.
As a mark of mourning and respect the Australian National Flag should be flown at half-mast all day on Wednesday 30 March 2022 Australia-wide.