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Shane Warne and Meg Lanning have been named to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2022

The late Shane Warne and Meg Lanning of Australia have been named to the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 for their outstanding contributions to cricket. When spin legend Warne was discovered dead in his room in Thailand while on vacation in March, the world was shocked. Nonetheless, he is still the most accomplished leg spinner in the world and has been recognised for his outstanding achievements.

Lanning, Australia’s Women’s Captain, has been named a Member (AM) of the General Division in recognition of her “significant service to women’s cricket at the elite level.” It is worth noting that Lanning has been a part of six World Cup-winning teams, as well as being named Women’s T20 player of the year in 2004 and ODI player of the year in 2015.

“The late Shane Warne was honoured Officer (AO) of the General Division for distinguished service to cricket as a player, role model, and commentator, to the community through charitable initiatives, and for philanthropic contributions,” read a statement from CA.

In addition to Lanning, Muriel Picton, former Australia women’s Test captain, and CA Hall of Fame inductee Doug Walters have been honoured as Members (AM) of the General Division. The award was given to recognise their significant contributions to the elite level of cricket.