Shane Warne banned from driving in England for a year
Australian spin legend Shane Warne can’t stay out of the spotlight. A few weeks ago, during the ashes, Shane Warne’s four-way game attracted a lot of media attention. Now the player-turned-commentator Shane Warne banned from driving for 12 months in England after he convicted of over speeding for the sixth time in two years.
Shane Warne, the 50-year-old former leg spinner, pleaded guilty to Wimbledon Magistrates Court for driving at 47 mph in a 40 mph zone in a Jaguar car hired at Kensington in August 2018.
Warne, who was not in court for the hearing, already had 15 penalty points on his license for five speeding offenses since April 2016, according to the BBC. He was also ordered to pay a total of 1,845 pounds to the court comprising 775 pounds in costs, 900 pounds in fines and a mandatory surcharge of 170 pounds.
Deputy District Judge Adrian Turner told the court: “It may well be that none alone is particularly serious, but for points disqualification purposes, the triviality of crimes should not be taken into account. It takes a period of 12 months for the purposes I have mentioned.”
Shane Warne, who lives in west London, is considered one of the best bowlers in the history of cricket. It is second on the list of all test wicket holders with 708 wickets in 145 tests between 1992 and 2007.