9 Nov 2011

Warne comes out of retirement

8:49 am on 9 November 2011

The cricketing legend Shane Warne is bringing his short retirement to an end and returning to the sport in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash competition next month.

Less than six months after retiring from all cricket, the 42-year-old says he'll play in the revamped league for the Melbourne Stars and has not ruled out continuing beyond that.

In May, Warne announced he was ending his professional playing career after his final game for the Rajasthan Royals, in the Indian Premier League.

He last played for Australia in the 2007 Ashes win over England, finishing his test career with 708 wickets.

The Melbourne Stars play their first match in the eight-team competition against the Sydney Thunder at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 17th.