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Warne rules out return to ODIs

The leg-spinner on Wednesday ruled out a return to one-dayers ahead of the 2007 World Cup.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 12:39 IST

Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne on Wednesday ruled out a return to international limited-overs cricket ahead of the 2007 World Cup.

"Not at this stage no, I'm retired," Warne said when asked if he would be back for the World Cup.

There has been speculation in Australian media over recent weeks that Warne, 36, could be poised to make a comeback to the country's one-day team for the 2007 limited-overs tournament. Warne returned home from South Africa on the eve of the 2003 World Cup after testing positive for a banned diuretic. The doping infringement earned him a one-year ban.

Australia overcame the loss of their star spinner to win the tournament, easily beating India in the final.

First Published: Feb 01, 2006 12:39 IST