Victorian Sports Minister Martin Pakula has announced that the Great Southern Stand at the MCG will be renamed the S.K. Warne Stand as soon as possible, in honour of the legendary cricketer.
Mr Pakula said the name would remain no matter what redevelopment work is done on the stand in the years to come, as the government has plans to do a major redevelopment.
Mr Pakula said that Premier Daniel Andrews had already spoken with the MCG Trust and exchanged text messages with Jason Warne, Shane Warne’s brother, on Saturday and the renaming will happen as quickly as possible.
“I don’t want to talk through talk about the [renaming] process other than to say I had a conversation with Dan a couple of hours ago and he’s exchanged messages with Shane’s brother and whilst they might be a technical process that would normally be gone through, sometimes you need to dispense with that,” Mr Pakula said.