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Warne has craving for bean feast

By David Rennie

6 March 1998

AN international airlift of baked beans and tinned spaghetti is under way to save Shane Warne from wasting away after it emerged that the Australian leg-spinner had been unable to face the local food on tour in India.

Qantas, the Australian national airline, is flying 1,900 tins of beans and spaghetti to the team's hotel in time for the first Test, which begins in Madras today.

Warne, described by Australian officials yesterday as ``not a fan of exotic cuisine'', has apparently been existing on a diet of breakfast cereal, toast, cheese and Vegemite on naan bread, supplemented with vitamin pills, since arriving in India nearly two weeks ago.

India (from): *M Azharuddin, N S Sidhu, -N R Mongia, S R Ganguly, S R Tendulkar, R Dravid, H H Kanitkar, A Kumble, J Srinath, R K Chauhan, S Venkatapathy Raju, V V S Laxman, Harvinder Singh, D Mohanty.

Australia (from): *M A Taylor, M J Slater, G S Blewett, R T Ponting, M E Waugh, S R Waugh, -I A Healy, P R Reiffel, S K Warne, M S Kasprowicz, G Robertson.

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Date-stamped : 06 Mar1998 - 12:14