Let’s unite to make
Warnie a Knight

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The Petition

How do we say thank you to a man who, in the traditional sense so few of us knew, but with whom we all had a profound relationship. A man who inspired us to love the game of cricket just a little bit (or a lot) more. A man who embodied so much of what is great about cricket. A man who despite being the greatest, was one of the people. A man who is ingrained in Australian culture. A true Australian champion!

Let’s petition for:

  1. The amendment of the Constitution of the Order of Australia to:
    1. enable Honours to be granted to Australians posthumously;
    2. to reintroduce the award of Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia; and
  2. Shane Keith Warne to be nominated for and appointed as a Knight of the Order of Australia, or alternatively, a Companion of the Order of Australia for his services to cricket.

The “Shane Warne Amendment” will ensure that Warnie’s legacy will live on forever and that due recognition is awarded to one of the Great Australians!

The only Wisden Cricketer of the Century not to be knighted is Warnie. This needs fixing.

Sir Shane Warne. It just sounds right. It is right. Sign the petition today! #shanewarnelegacy

What Makes this a Movement

This is more than a Petition – This is a Movement

Matt has more than 15 years experience in the practice of law. We are committed to seeing this change implemented and for Warnie to be knighted. We have the expertise to champion this process and will do all things in our power to ensure the result is achieved.

What Makes this a Movement

This is more than a Petition – This is a Movement

Matt has more than 15 years experience in the practice of law. We are committed to seeing this change implemented and for Warnie to be Knighted. We have the expertise to champion this process and will do all things in our power to ensure the result is achieved.

Why Honour Warnie

The Knight of the Order of Australia was awarded for extraordinary and pre-eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large. Enough said, Knight Shane Warne. But just for good measure:

– 708 test wickets
– 1,001 international wickets
– most wickets in a calendar year
– 3,000 test runs
– 125 catches

But it’s not just the numbers. Warnie won the hearts of Aussies both in life and in his passing. Did anyone think for a moment that a state funeral was not appropriate? Of course not. Warnie was loved by all. The outpouring of emotion highlights the affect his passing had on Aussies of all walks of life. If that’s not the embodiment of the award, we don’t know what is.

The Australian cricket team of the early 2000’s is widely considered one of the greatest of all time. It had players of the highest ilk often spoken about as the best ever. Shane Warne stood above them all. Warnie was a titan amongst legends.

Of the 5 Wisden Cricketers of the 20th Century, Shane Warne is the only one not to be Knighted. Warnie is their equal by every measure. To not be able to receive honours of this type posthumously, allowing him to assume his rightful place amongst peers, is fundamentally flawed in concept.

Shane Warne transcended sport

There was a familiarity that made you feel like he was ‘one of us’. The crazy thing is, it didn’t matter if you were a Monarch, an international rockstar, a test player, or a park cricketer. Warnie was one of us. We loved him and he loved us.

Shane Warne transcended sport

There was a familiarity that made you feel like he was ‘one of us’. The crazy thing is, it didn’t matter if you were a Monarch, an international rockstar, a test player, or a park cricketer. Warnie was one of us. We loved him and he loved us.

ABOUT US

We’re just a couple of very average cricketers who love Warnie.

Matt (whose nickname incidentally is “Warnie”) and I met about 8 years ago. I was dating his sister-in-law (who is now my wife) at the time. They’d come over for dinner and I had a picture of Warnie on my wall.

“I see you have the great man in pole position,” Matt said. “Damn straight. Best bowler of all time,” I said without hesitation. Funny thing was, Matt also had the great man watching over his dining table.

In the subsequent 8 years we have had several thousand conversations about the King’s best deliveries, statistics, antics and general greatness. We derived novel ways to analyse his performances and still one thing remains – Warnie was the best! He is, and will always be, THE KING!!!

So, when we heard the harrowing news, we grabbed a few beers and watched the documentary “Shane”. Matt’s a lawyer and I sell alcohol for a living. Surely there is something we can do to help honour the legacy of the great man?!

Several beers (and a few crazy ideas) later, we decided we wanted to ensure Warnie’s legacy lives on in perpetuity and that he is appropriately recognised for his great sacrifices, achievements and contribution to Australia and world cricket.

LET’S UNITE TO MAKE WARNIE A KNIGHT

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