Sport

Shane Warne unleashes on cricket heirarchy

FORMER Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne called the Cricket Australia hierarchy "muppets".

Current Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell presumably called the Sri Lankans a lot worse after the tourists' two-run win in the second T20 clash at the MCG on Monday night.

Maxwell was on strike and needed to hit a boundary from the final delivery from Brisbane Heat all-rounder Thisara Perera to clinch victory - the tourists made him wait.

Before the final ball was bowled, Sri Lanka's fielders gathered around Perera to discuss field placements and an angry Maxwell yelled at them to get on with it.

When Perera did finally bowl, Maxwell had a swing and a miss and could only manage to run a bye, meaning Sri Lankan won the series 2-0.

Perera then gave Maxwell a big send off, which in turn triggered more angry words between Maxwell and former captain Mahela Jayawardene.

While he was fired up on the ground, Maxwell admitted yesterday that he had apologised for his outburst after the game.

"A few words were said and they'll probably stay out at the ground. I chatted to the guys afterwards and they were all fine, and we were all pretty good mates afterwards," he said.

"Mahela came and said sorry to me, and I went into the (Sri Lankan) change room and said sorry to him and had a drink afterwards and it was all history."

While Maxwell has made his peace, the same cannot be said of his fellow Victorian Warne after he took to Twitter to vent his feelings at former Wallabies back Pat Howard, the performance manager for Cricket Australia and the man responsible for overseeing the controversial rotation policy, after the Australians lost.

"Absolute rubbish re selections, rotations, resting and farcical decisions on matches, joke," Warne tweeted.

"Dudding the public and to (sic) many excuses. Wake up CA.

"Can CA please put current cricket people in charge to run the game (and) select teams, not ex rugby or any other sportspeople plse (sic), seriously!!!

"I think CA really need to look at the people who are making decisions on all facets of cricket in Australia, we r (sic) seriously becoming a joke!

"We have the best batsmen (sic) / captain in the world in (Michael Clarke) - he needs current cricket people to help him out not muppets!!!"

Topics:  shane warne, sri lanka, twitter



Fight for Tweed MRI

JOINING FORCES: Able Medico's Mark Grahame, Richmond MP Justine Elliot with Medical Staff Council chairman Dr Mike Lindley-Jones.

United campaign opens for 'critical' hospital service

Big October approaching for bowls

SPRING BOWLS: The greens will be packed as October promises a big month of bowls.

October to heat up the greens.

Taste of the Caldera can be found in a glass of rum

Paul Messenger hand cuts the sugar cane to make Husk Distillers Rum.

This Tweed distiller is on the cutting edge of innovation.

Local Partners

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

Penthouse in beach paradise

Take in the beach front views from the balcony of 701/ 4-10 Douglas Street, Kirra.

This beachfront penthouse is the perfect place to enjoy the views.

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record