State funeral of Shane Warne will be held at the MCG


Australia's legendary spinner Shane Warne died in Thailand on March 4, 2022. Warne's state funeral will now occur at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The event is projected to draw a big crowd of 100,000 people.

According to The Herald Sun, the funeral is expected to occur within the next two weeks. James Erskine, Shane Warne's manager, suggested that the MCG would be the most fitting venue for the funeral of perhaps the most excellent spinner in the game's history.

According to sources, both Australia's Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and Victoria's Premier, Daniel Andrews, want to be present at the ceremony.

In addition, a section of Australia's largest cricket stadium will be dubbed the SK Warne cricket stand. Shane Warne has 708 Test wickets making him Australia's all-time leading wicket-taker in the game's most extended format.

In the ODI style of the game, the excellent leg spinner also took 293 wickets. Shane Warne last represented Australia in an international cricket match against England in 2007. Several cricketing greats mourned Shane Warne's passing, and condolences to the iconic Australian leg-spin bowling maestri continue to pour in from all corners of the cricketing world.

In addition to Shane Warne, another Australian cricket hero, Rod Marsh, died. Marsh played in 96 Tests and 92 ODIs for Australia. Marsh amassed another 1225 runs in the ODI format of the game, while the left-handed batter scored 3633 runs in the whites for the Kangaroos. Marsh's final international match for Australia was against the West Indies cricket team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in 1984.