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Warne may be asked to appear in court

The Australian leggie could be a murder trial witness in Melbourne court. Check out why.

india Updated: Apr 26, 2006 17:30 IST

Australian cricketer Shane Warne may be called to give evidence in the trial of a taxi driver charged with the murder of a teenage passenger, the Melbourne Magistrates Court heard on Wednesday.

Rajbinder Singh Shahi, 28, is charged with murdering 17-year-old Xavier Salmon by running him down with his taxi after a dispute in December last year.

Defense counsel Paul Duggan told a commital hearing that Warne saw a group of teenagers misbehaving in Shahi's taxi prior to the incident.

Duggan said he would not require Warne to appear at the preliminary hearing but would likely to call him if the matter goes to trial in the Victorian Supreme Court.

Today's hearing was told the teenagers riding in Shahi's taxi abused and threw candy at Warne after the cricketer wound down his car window to say hello to them.

"He (Warne) told the defendant to get rid of them, get them out of the cab," Duggan said.