No full-time IPL coaching role: Shane Warne

Shane Warne has ruled out a full-time coaching role in the IPL with the Rajasthan Royals in the future.

updated: May 21, 2011 12:54 IST
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Mumbai: Shane Warne has ruled out a full-time coaching role with Rajasthan Royals in the future. Warne, who played his last IPL game for Rajasthan against Mumbai Indians on Friday said at the post-match press conference that he "definitely, 100% won't be here as a coach for the entire tournament. There's no point [being here as a coach] for seven weeks, I might as well be playing,"

The 41-year old legspinner, did not however rule out a short-term consultancy role."I can see myself in a consultancy role," he said, "whether it be for 10 days pre-tournament, maybe a week in the middle and a week at the end, maybe a few days, maybe just at the end."

When Warne announced his IPL retirement earlier in the tournament, Rajasthan Royals released a statement which stated that Warne would "continue his association with the Royals in coming years". Warne, however, indicated that nothing had been decided yet. "That [the consultancy role] might be with the Rajasthan Royals … I have had four years with them so they might think its time for a new injection from someone else with some different ideas … they might still want me, I'm not sure. In the next 12 months I might be associated with somebody else.

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