'Don't tell the boys': Teammate spills on Shane Warne's ladies fail

Chris Young
Sports Reporter
Shane Warne's attempts to enjoy a night out with some models in 1996 backfired, according to a stpry told by former teammate Shane Lee. Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill/Allsport

Former Australian cricketer Shane Lee has lifted the lid on a humorous night out in India that goes to show Shane Warne’s alleged prowess when it comes to women isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Lee, the brother of pace bowler Brett, was part of the Australian ODI squad for the 1996 Cricket World Cup, which was being hosted jointly by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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It was there that he and Warne forged a friendship - with Warne insisting the pair refer to themselves as ‘the Shane Show’ wherever they went - and the World Cup opening ceremony was no exception.

With each player accompanied by a model at the ceremony, Warne saw fit to try and make a night of the whole thing for himself and his new teammate, which Lee says backfired on him spectacularly.

Discussing his career on satirical website The Betoota Advocate’s podcast, Lee said Warne would later ask him not to share details of what went down that night with their teammates.

“I was single at the time and Warnie was single on tour,” Lee said.

“Warnie said, ‘I’ll get the best two for us — the Shane Show, the Shane Show’.

“Anyway, he lined up these two girls and we had one drink and we’re going back to their place and we’re thinking it’s all going to happen.

“Then we got there and there’s her whole extended family there and we spent the whole night signing autographs and having a bloody meal.

“I said, ‘Oh, the Shane Show, really Warnie?’

“And he goes, ‘Don’t tell the boys that!’”

Shane Warne dated Liz Hurley for three years. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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Officials confirmed the investigation was underway in the wake of bombshell claims from former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

"A criminal investigation has begun," K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry said.

"It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences."

Mr Aluthgamage claimed earlier this month that Sri Lanka sold the match to ensure an Indian victory.

Aluthgamage, who was sports minister at the time, is the second senior figure to allege the final was fixed, after 1996 World Cup-winning skipper Arjuna Ranatunga.