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Ground to be named after Warne

Warne's local cricket club is all set to rename its home ground after him as he quits the game after the final Ashes Test.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2007 19:16 IST

Shane Warne's local cricket club is all set to rename its home ground after the flamboyant leggie, who quits the game after the ongoing final Ashes Test.

According to an AAP report, the board of Premier club St Kilda will vote later this month to rename the Junction Oval to Shane Warne Ground.

Once they manage to clear the proposal, the club would then send it to the City of Port Phillip Council for approval.

"It's been the Junction Oval, the St Kilda Cricket Ground, for 151 years - we think a change of name would be appropriate," club president Ron Laird told Channel Nine.

"He's one of the cricketers of the century, two of which we've had at St Kilda - (Bill) Ponsford and Warne," he added.

Warne had played local cricket at the ground and also made his interstate comeback there after a 12-month doping ban.