Cricket Relief: face an over from Shane Warne at Lords

A great incentive for anyone with a spare 50 grand, this. The Tsunami relief game (MCC v World XI) this Tuesday, June 14, is offering the chance for someone to face an over against Shane Warne. Not only that, but also to receive tips from his good buddy Sachin Tendulkar (who should’ve been playing, but is injured).

The auction is on eBay, and is already at £50,000 (as of 3pm). Amazing what people will do to humilate themselves :) The winning bid comprises the following:

1. Fifteen minutes of one-to-one coaching from Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar

2. The walk out to the middle at Lord’s in front of the crowd during the interval between the innings*

3. An over bowled by the world’s leading Test wicket-taker, Shane Warne

4. Continued support from Sachin Tendulkar, who will remain at the non-striker’s end to offer advice

5. Live broadcast of the over, by Sky Sports, to a worldwide TV audience

6. A commemorative photograph, commissioned by MCC as a permanent reminder of the experience

7. Two tickets to the match

Great idea, and should be a fun day out for all (including me – keeping an eye on the weather, though)