18 January 2008

Warne puts poker first

I'm all for ex-cricketers making money however they can, but it seems strange that such a huge talent as Shane Warne would choose to reduce his Hampshire cricket rather than make the most of his last year or two of professional cricket. According to the Guardian, Warne's new poker playing agreement will mean he misses a fair bit of the season, but given the money in gambling, the assumption is that Warne is making serious money from his role on the world poker circuit which is why he's put it ahead of cricket in his priorities.

As this article says, poker's gain is cricket's loss.