During the first Test match of the series between England and New Zealand, tribute was paid to the late spinner Shane Warne at the historic ground of Lord's. On the first day of the match on Thursday, after 23 overs of New Zealand's innings, a clip of Shane Warne was played on the screen and the match was stopped for 23 seconds. During this, all the players were also seen standing and clapping. Apart from this, the audience also applauded by standing from their seats.
Shane Warne used to wear the number 23 jersey. For this reason, the match was stopped after 23 overs, and applause was played for 23 seconds.
A video clip titled 'Remembering Shane Warne' was also played on the big screen on the ground. Meanwhile, given Warne's incomparable contribution to cricket, the name of The Sky Sports Commentary Box has been changed to Shane Warne Commentary Box.
Shane Warne died in Thailand on 4 March last month. Warne was a member of the Australian team that won the World Cup in 1999.