Shane Warne, the former Australian spin-bowler, has found himself entangled in a number of controversies over the years. From being found guilty of doping to getting involved in a number of scandals, the spin wizard has made the headlines on a number of instances. In a recent development, it has been learned that he has been banned for driving for 12 months.
The same is for the reason that he has committed the over-speeding offence the sixth time in a two-year period. The legendary cricketer admitted that he broke a 40-miles-per-hour (64 kilometres-per-hour) limit in a hired Jaguar in London back in 2018, a magistrates’ court heard. The 50-year-old was clocked at 47 mph on August 23, 2018. He was not present in the court for hearing.
Troubles for Shane Warne
“The purpose of disqualification is to punish and to protect the public and to deter. There are 15 points to take into account together with the three I must impose today. Between April 2016 and August last year Warne committed six speeding offences,” Adrian Turner, the deputy district judge, was quoted as saying in News 18.
Warne had 15 penalty points on his licence at the time of his fifth over-speeding offence. He lives in West London and was ordered to pay a total of £1,845 (AUD 3,000) to the court.
“It may well be that none on its own were particularly serious but for points disqualification purposes the triviality of the offences is not to be taken into account. A period of 12 months is necessary for the purposes I have mentioned,” the judge added.
Warne, who finished his international career with over 1,000 wickets, was recently a part of the commentary panel during the Ashes in England. The Aussies managed to retain the urn despite losing the final Test at the Kennington Oval in London by a rather hefty margin.
The series was levelled at 2-2 with Steve Smith, the leading run-scorer of the series, being the visitor’s Player of the Series. During this while, Warne expressed his delight over how Tim Paine and his boys played. He also talked about the team combinations and several other matters.
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