Australia Test legend Shane Warne was banned from driving for 12 months after he admitted of his sixth speeding offence in a two-year period.
Warne admitted to driving at 47mph in a 40mph zone in a hired Jaguar car in Kensington at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.
Warne had 15 penalty points on his license at the time for five previous speeding offences.
Deputy District Judge Adrian Turner told the court: “It may well be that none on its own were particularly serious but for points disqualification purposes the triviality of the offences is not to be taken into account.
“The purpose of disqualification is to punish and to protect the public and to deter.”
“There are 15 points to take into account together with the three I must impose today. Between April 2016 and August last year, Warne committed six speeding offences.
“A period of 12 months is necessary for the purposes I have mentioned.”
Warne’s 708 Test wickets was the record for the most wickets taken by any bowler in Test cricket, until it was broken by Muralitharan on 3 December 2007.
Shane Warne has had indiscipline issues as a player as in February 2003, a day before the start of the World Cup, Warne was sent home after a drug test during a one-day series in Australia returned a positive result for a banned diuretic.
Warne claimed that he took only one of what he called a “fluid tablet” – the prescription drug Moduretic – given to him by his mother to improve his appearance. A committee established by the Australian Cricket Board found Warne guilty of breaching the Board’s drug code and imposed a one-year ban from organised cricket.