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Shane Warne's peccadilloes cost him Channel Nine endorsement

MUMBAI: Disgraced Australian leggie Shane Warne has been axed by the Australian broadcaster Channel Nine for "unsatisfactory behaviour" off-field. Warne had a contract worth $300,000 per year with the channel.

 

Reportedly, Warne's involvement with a 25-year old British student has cost him the lucrative job. Channel Nine was understood to have a clause inserted in Warne's last contract allowing for termination if his off-field conduct was unsatisfactory. The station owner Kerry Packer made the decision to save the station's image.

The cricketer has been involved in several controversies before, including the one in which he was reported to have sent a series of lewd text messages to a British nurse two years ago.

 

 

It was during his 12-month drugs ban in 2003 that Warne proved his commentating abilities with Channel Nine, an experience which made him stick to the broadcaster.

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