Shane Warne’s Men’s Test Player of the Year award is presented annually. This is his second cricket award after the prestigious Alan Border his medal.
Cricket Australia, Australia’s governing body of cricket, named this year’s men’s test after legendary leg spinner Shane Warne in honor of the late cricketer who died during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Renamed player awards.
Warn, who had won 1001 international wickets in Tests and his ODI form, died in a match in Thailand at the age of 52.
Shane Warne’s Men’s Test Player of the Year award is presented annually. This is his second cricket award after the prestigious Allan Border Medal awarded to the best player (male or female) in all formats.
“As one of Australia’s greatest players, it is fitting that this award is named in his honor, in recognition of Shane’s outstanding contribution to Test cricket. But it’s fitting that Shane is honored at the MCG’s Boxing Day Test, which he loves so much,” said Cricket Australia international Nick Hockley.
Hockley made the announcement at Warne’s home MCG on the first day of the Boxing Day test between Australia and South Africa, where he took his 700th Test wicket and a hat-trick for Ashes against England. “His status as a legend in Australian and global sport is assured,” added Hockley.
The MCG already had a booth named after Warne.