Posted: 2 December, 2016
Warnie lays down the law
Speaking to The Hot Breakfast this morning, Shane Warne gave his take on where the BBL stands in international cricket.
And he rates it well above the cashed-up Indian Premier League.
"It’s a good tournament, the Big Bash. I think it’s got the IPL covered in terms of the way the players play," Warne said.
Eddie McGuire chimed in claiming the BBL had the upper hand in the integrity stakes as well.
"The class of the players," continued Warnie.
"The IPL is good fun and entertainment, but the Big Bash is a pure form. It’s attracting the big players from around the world."
"We have some great, young players at the Stars and New Year’s Day against the Renegades is going to be huge."
Luke Darcy also pressed the spin-king on his recent fine in Tasmania for not wearing a seat belt while filming a Facebook Live video.
"The thing is, we were driving home - well, Mark Taylor was driving home from the cricket. And I said 'OK boys, what did we think about the cricket'," Warne explained.
"It was one of those 9-seater big vans, and we know we did the wrong thing by not putting our seat belts on. But we didn’t realise until someone told us - and we put them on straight away."
"Did you have to front up?" asked Darce.
"No, we just got a slap over the wrist. It was nice the Tasmanian Police were watching my Facebook page," said Warnie.