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Warne thanks Hants for Ageas Bowl tribute
6:46pm Saturday 16th June 2012 in Hampshire Cricket
Shane Warne has thanked Hampshire for naming the Ageas Bowl's West Stand after him.
The East Stand has been named after the late Colin- Ingleby Mackenzie, another charismatic former Hampshire captain, who led the county to the 1961 County Championship.
The stands were officially named today.
Warne, Hampshire's captain from 2004-07, is also at The Ageas Bowl today to commentate on the first one-day international between England and the West Indies.
He used the social network site Twitter to say: "Thanks to everyone at Hampshire,loved my 8 years I feel v proud and honoured to have a stand named after me along with C Ingleby-Mackenzie...
"...Another huge thanks to the public and the board who voted for the stand to be named after me,means a lot as an Australian...
"...Glad you appreciated the time, effort & dedication we put in to make the club successful. A special thanks to Rod Bransgrove."