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An artist's impression of how the redeveloped Junction Oval will look

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Junction Oval upgrade plans unveiled

Plans have been unveiled for the redeveloped Junction Oval in Melbourne, which is set to become the new site of Victorian cricket's administration and training facilities, and could even host boutique international matches

A general view of the Junction Oval

Australia news

Warne pleads for Junction Oval rescue

Shane Warne has delivered an impassioned plea to the Victorian state government to step in and save his old club cricket ground, the dilapidated Junction Oval, which may otherwise be in its final year as a cricket venue

Cricinfo staff

Board of club casting their votes this month

St Kilda could be renamed after Shane Warne

Shane Warne's local club has proposed renaming its ground in honour of his achievements in the game. The board of St Kilda want to rename the Junction Oval - the ground where Warne made his first-class debut in 1991 - to the Shane Warne Ground

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Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne (St Kilda), December 3, 2005

Blewett and Cosgrove take SA to big win

A fine century from Michael Klinger could not prevent Victoria from slipping to an eight-wicket loss to South Australia at the Junction Oval in Melbourne, as Greg Blewett and Mark Cosgrove added 143 to see their side home

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Victora v South Australia, Pura Cup, Melbourne, 1st day

South Australia on top after Gillespie's dizzy spell

Jason Gillespie rocked Victoria with stunning figures of 7 for 35 as they were dismissed for only 149 on the first day of the Pura Cup match in Melbourne

Tony Cozier

Victoria v West Indians, tour match, Melbourne, 2nd day

Victoria hold the aces on rain-curtailed day

The disillusionment has been typified over the past week by the meek surrender in the first Test and, even more starkly, by the abject performance against Victoria.

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Victoria v WA, Pura Cup, Melbourne, 2nd day

Goodwin puts WA in command

Murray Goodwin scripted a rescue act as Western Australia reached 277 in their first innings against Victoria

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Victoria v Western Australia, Pura Cup, Melbourne, 1st day

Goodwin rescues Western Australia

Western Australia reached 6 for 132 against Victoria at stumps on the first day

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Victoria 2nd XI v Queensland 2nd XI, Junction Oval, Melbourne, Day 1

The scene is set for Warne's return

Shane Warne's 12-month ban ends at midnight tonight and as he returns to the game the world's media will be attendance