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Warne rules out coaching in IPL
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, May 22, 2011
First Published: 00:07 IST(22/5/2011)
Last Updated: 00:10 IST(22/5/2011)

Rajasthan Royals' captain-cum-coach Shane Warne ruled out the possibility of a full time coaching job in the IPL saying he was only looking for "consultancy" opportunities.

"There is no point being here for seven weeks ... I might as well play. I can see myself in a consultancy sort of a role for 10 days before the tournament," he said.

Warne spent four years with the Royals and led them to the title in the inaugural season. The team failed to qualify for the knockout stage this season and Warne was involved in a public row with Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit.

The leggie said he was disappointed with the comments made by Dixit against him in an online article. "The bottom line is we both said exactly the same things, called each other exactly the same names. To me it's a bit immature from both sides and we both should have gone at it privately. For me to cop a fine and for him to get away scot-free and still be up to talk and nothing is happening to him (is not fair)," he said. "We were told we should not make comments. I think he has made comments in the last few days, hopefully he might get into trouble for going against what the orders were," Warne added.

Warne, meanwhile, batted for a window for the IPL in the ICC calendar, saying the tournament helps break down barriers which lessen instances of sledging in international matches.


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