Shane "Scandal" Warne in the news again, for the wrong reasons
A week without doing something wrong or without making headlines for the wrong reasons is a long time in Shane Warne's life. So it comes as no surprise that barely a week after he had a slanging match with an umpire
in a county championship game, he is now on the "Exclusive" section of the London tabloid "Sunday Mirror" for apparently badgering a 25 year old Laura Sayers for sex
sometime earlier this month. Laura Sayers claims that the incident took place earlier this month, on the eve of the Australian squad's arrival in England
Warne's other feats, outside of his ability to bowl, bat and field that is, are chronicled below, in reverse chronological order. Readers are welcome to fill up any other missing gaps.
Shane Warne's nomination for a Laureus Award (Comeback of the year) was criticized, rightly so, by Dawn Fraser
Warne was caught with his trousers down and a cigarette in his mouth
. Earlier in the month, Warne and Chris Adams had a sledging match
It was revealed that he sent an explicit text message to a woman in New Zealand
The year was a fairly quiet one for Warne, perhaps because he was preparing to come back to international cricket following his one year ban for taking a diuretic shortly before the 2003 World Cup. Of course, he did his bit to court controversy by saying that he was disappointed his teammates also didnt join in the fun
and instead chose to keep a fair distance away from him.
Forty five year old South African grandmother of one, Helen Cohen Alon, claimed that Warne had sent her several raunchy text messages
. Shortly thereafter, Angela Gallagher, a stripper from Melbourne claimed that Warne had harassed her with text messages
Warne quits from the 2003 World Cup after admitting to taking a diuretic
. He was subsequently suspended by an ACB committee for a year
A nurse in London accused him of harassing her with disgusting phone messages
Warne had a heated argument with two teenagers who had photographed him smoking
in spite of the fact that he had signed a huge contract in 2001 to wear anti-smoking patches.
Shane Warne and Mark Waugh reveal that they accepted money from a bookmaker
in exchange for information. The ACB subsequently instituted an inquiry committee which recommended changes to the way the ACB handled issues of that nature
and also criticized the fact that the players had got away with a monetary penalty.