Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, have decided to dedicate the 1st Test match to be played between Sri Lanka and Australia to Cricket Legend Shane Warne.
One of the greatest cricketers to have played the game, Warne passed away in March this year, much to the shock and grief of the entire cricketing world.
Shane Warne has been one of Sri Lanka’s fiercest rivals on the field and a dearest friend off it. He was an instrumental figure in helping rebuild Sri Lanka Cricket following the Tsunami devastation in 2004.
The 1st Test will be played at the Galle International Cricket ground on 29 June.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Tourism, Harin Fernando, stated that Cricket Australia have confirmed Warne’s wife and family members are expected to attend the Warne Memorial Test match.