July 16, 2009

Ashes 2009

Warne lines up for Poker Ashes

Andrew Miller

Fresh from his exploits at the recent World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, in which he progressed to the third round of the competition, Shane Warne is all set to show off his card tricks in the forthcoming “Poker Ashes”, the first round of which will be televised tonight on Sky Sports at 10.30pm.

Sponsored by 888.com, the format pits two teams of former Ashes cricketers against one another, with Warne captaining the Australians, and Darren Gough leading the line for England. “We’ve got home advantage and the best poker players in English cricket flying the flag,” said Gough. “It’s going to be a long flight home for Shane and co after a cricket/poker double this summer.”

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