Warne to open spin bowling academy at new England home with fiancee Hurley

Updated: Jun 22, 2013, 09:20 AM IST

London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne is reportedly planning to launch a spin bowling academy at his new home in England with his fiancee Elizabeth Hurley.

The celebrity couple is having a house built in Gloucestershire, and Warne wants to have his own cricket pitch in the grounds, set to be installed at the back of his and Hurley`s new abode.

Warne, who has already worked with Cricket Australia in helping emerging talent in Melbourne, intends to welcome budding young English spin bowlers to learn from the best.

The former spin bowler, who now spends more time in England alongside actress Hurley, also intends to use his personal pitch to host charitable matches and to raise money for the Shane Warne Foundation.

A match earlier this year brought in 200,000 pounds for his fund and the Hop, Skip and Jump Foundation, which both support children.