888 signs Shane Warne to play poker

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Players may be shippin' it to Shane Warne at several major tournaments this year, including the World Series of Poker.

One of cricket's most prominent players will be taking his game face to a new arena. Shane Warne, from Hampshire Cricket, has signed with 888.com to play poker for the online gambling company.

Warne will serve as 888's Australian poker team captain, a role he should be used to after captaining the cricket club in Hampshire from 2004 to 2007. He is expected to play for 888, which operates Pacific Poker Upgrades Software

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