Legendary cricket player turned poker pro Shane Warne off-handedly announced yesterday that he and his sponsor of nearly 7 years, 888poker, have “parted ways.”
The departure of Warne from 888poker is yet another in a long line of ways parting that has taken place over the past 12 months as he joins a laundry list of poker pros who have found themselves replying on poker, not patches, to earn themselves returns in the game. Victoria Coren Mitchell, Kara Scott, Marvin Rettenmaier, JC Tran, Jason Somerville, Joe Cada, Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom, “Nacho” Barbero, Humberto Brenes and the entire Ultimate Poker (RIP) team all found themselves embarking on solo careers in the past calendar year.
So, what’s next for Warne? The bloggers over at Poker Asia Pacific seem to think that Warne may have left Team 888 for greener pastures. A sponsorship side piece. But with that still being mere rumor the only thing we can point to is that Shane is still planning on playing a ton as his Tweet indicates that he’ll be participation in the 2015 Aussie Millions.