To avoid conflicts with Shane Warne’s funeral, The Hundred’s draft was pushed back to April 5

Shane Warne, who worked as London Spirits head coach on the inaugural edition of The Hundred, will be given a state funeral in Melbourne on March 30.

Shane Warne’s state funeral to be held at the MCG on March 30 (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shane Warne’s funeral will be held at the MCG on March 30th
  • The Hundred Men draft was due to be announced on March 30th
  • Warne had worked as the head coach of the London Spirits last year

The Men’s Hundred Draft and the announcement of the women’s signings for the 2nd edition of the 100 Ball Tournament have been postponed to April 5th. The tournament organizers announced the decision to avoid a collision with the funeral of the legendary Shane Warne.

The men’s draft picks and women’s signings of The Hundred were due to be announced on March 30, the same day as Shane Warne’s state funeral at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Shane Warne died of a suspected heart attack during his personal trip to Thailand. His body was flown to Melbourne after the autopsy earlier this month.

Notably, Warne had worked as the head coach of the London Spirits in the inaugural edition of the hundred last year. He should reprise the role this year.

“This (April 5) is a week later than previously announced due to the state funeral of Shane Warne on Wednesday, March 30,” The Hundred said in a statement.

“Shane was a very popular part of The Hundred and played a key role in launching the competition as head coach of the London Spirit men’s team. He will be greatly missed by everyone involved in the competition.”

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