Shane Warne memorial today will be an day to remember, cherish the legendary body of work of Warne. The biggest stars from showbiz, fans, cricketers will join the state memorial today at the MCG. More than 50,000 spectators is expected to converge at the stadium to pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne at his state memorial today.
Eddie McGuire will act as master of ceremonies for Shane Warne’s Memorial Service at the MCG on Wednesday night. The broadcaster and close friend revealed emotions were running wild during their dress rehearsal on Tuesday evening.
Warne passed away suddenly, at the age of 52 of a suspected heart attack on 4 March while in Koh Samui. Though the results of an autopsy revealed his death was due to natural causes.
The Melbourne Cricket Club witnessed many of Warne’s iconic bowling moments, including a hat-trick against England in 1994 and his 700th test wicket on Boxing Day in 2006.
Celebrated Musicians Elton John, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Martin will send video contributions and other guests at the star-studded affair will include Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, and Kylie Minogue.
They will be joined by state leaders, politicians including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. As stated by MCG tThe ground’s Great Southern Stand will also be renamed in Warne’s honour. ‘It’s what he deserves’ says son
“There is no better place in the world” to hold Warne’s memorial and to “say goodbye” said Shane Warne son, Jackson Warne.
“It’s a great honour to have it at the MCG. He’s done a lot of great things here. He’s made a lot of Victorians, Melbournians and Australians really proud here.”
“It’s what he deserves,” he added. Warne’s father, Keith Warne, said it was going to be an “amazing celebration” and a “massive night”.
“Seventeen years of playing here…” he said.
“All these people who have been following for that period of time will get to see a really big send off. It’s what he would have wanted, to make sure everyone who can be involved is involved.”