The Hundred Draft delayed by a week due to Shane Warne's funeral

The Hundred Draft is delayed by a week due to Shane Warne's funeral. The event was scheduled to take place on 29th March, but now will be staged on 4th March, with the picks to be disclosed on 5th March. 

Notably, Australia's legendary cricketer died on 4th March from a sudden heart attack in his villa in Thailand. Warne's state funeral will take place on 30th March at Australia's Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Around 100,000 spectators will bid farewell to their favourite star. Also, more than 50,000 free tickets will be allotted for the public ballot. 

It is pertinent to mention the Hundred Draft will take place behind closed doors just like last year as several team coaches will be busy in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022).

Shane, who was the coach of the London Spirits last season, was expected to take charge of the duties in this season as well. His replacement will be announced in a short course. 


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