Sunday 18 March 2018

Cricket: Warne regrets derby furore

Shane Warne has been banned for one match and fined for his nasty clash with Marlon Samuels in the Big Bash Melbourne derby.

In unprecedented scenes at the MCG, the Melbourne Stars skipper engaged in a verbal war of words with Samuels, before the former Australian spinner threw the ball into the West Indian's midriff in the act of returning it to the wicketkeeper.

That prompted Samuels to hurl his bat in Warne's direction, sparking more angry exchanges as the umpires attempted to calm matters in a match that was eventually won by the Renegades by nine wickets.

Warne said he went "too far" and that he accepted the punishment.


TOM Reidy has been appointed as the new high performance director of Badminton Ireland.

The ex-professional and Olympian, originally from Adare, Co Limerick played for the USA in men's doubles at the 1992 Games.

Current performance manager Michael Watt moves to the position of Programmes Manager and Daniel Magee continues as national coach.

Irish Independent

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