No comeback for Warne

Champion leg-spinner Shane Warne has adamantly declared that he will not play in the World Cup in the West Indies next year.

Warne's possible comeback to limited overs cricket has been the subject of much speculation, as his form in the longer version of the game in the last year has increased his legend as one of the greatest players of all time.

But despite calls by senior Australia players and officials for Warne to make his decision sooner rather than later on a possible return to one-day international cricket for the World Cup, he has completely ruled it out.

"I must have said it 14,000 times. I have retired and I have no aspirations to return," Warne told ABC Sport.

"I have to be fair to the squad. There is a lot of cricket ahead in the next year with the ICC Trophy, the VB series and the World Cup and they have to prepare.

"I have been out of the limited overs team for three years and I have absolutely no desire to come back.

"I have taken 200 wickets in the last two years in Test matches and that is no coincidence. I have been playing better than ever.

"John Buchanan must have misunderstood what I was saying and I know people have been saying that I have been talking to (Australian captain) Ricky Ponting but in Bangladesh there was not much else to do but talk."

The leading Test wicket-taker of all time has taken 293 at 25.73 in 194 one-day internationals, but his new Cricket Australia contract does not even have a one-day component.

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