Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Melbourne Stars: Warne legacy to be celebrated at first Stars home game

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This Friday, the Melbourne Stars will celebrate the contribution of the late Shane Warne at their first game at the MCG for BBL|12.

Warne played 15 games for the Stars in BBL|01 and BBL|02, after coming out of retirement to help kickstart the BBL.

He was a key figure for the club during its formative years and helped attract members, fans and big name players to the Stars.

Warne’s impact on the club will be celebrated in a number of ways as outlined below.

Pre-Match 
• Every player will have Warne’s number 23 incorporated into their kit
• One of Shane Warne’s playing tops will be displayed on a plinth with his cap

During-Match 
• Standing ovation to take place after the 23rd ball of the game

Other Elements 
• Shane Warne’s playing top will be permanently hung in the changerooms as a tribute
• Warne’s family has been invited into the changerooms after the match and will be part of the matchday presentation
• Social media tributes throughout the week
• The Melbourne Stars will permanently retire the number 23

General Manager Blair Crouch said:
“I want to thank the Warne family for their support in helping us recognise the amazing legacy that Shane left with the Stars.

“His time at the club may have been short but his impact will be everlasting and we’re looking forward to celebrating that on Friday night at the MCG with all of our members and fans.”

Upcoming Matches:
Tuesday, 13th December 
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars 
Manuka Oval, Canberra, 7:15pm
Live on Channel 7, Kayo, Fox Cricket and SEN Radio

Friday, 16th December 
Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes
MCG, Melbourne, 5:05pm
Live on Channel 7, Kayo, Fox Cricket and SEN Radio


Tickets to all BBL|12 matches are available here.
Melbourne Stars memberships for BBL|12 are on sale now. Click here for membership options.


BBL|12 squad: Trent Boult (NZ), Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (ENG), Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Elliott, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Campbell Kellaway, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Cam McClure, Tom O’Connell, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Luke Wood (ENG), Adam Zampa

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