Sydney: Australian cricketer Shane Warne is facing a A$ 10 million (US$ 7.3 million) divorce claim from his wife, reports said on Tuesday.

Shane and Simone Warne publicly split during last year's Ashes series in England after British papers alleged the champion leg-spinner had been involved in a series of sex scandals.

In an interview with a women's magazine, Simone Warne said she would not be taking her husband of almost a decade back despite his pleas for reconciliation. ``It's over and there's no going back,'' she told `New Idea'. ``I've worked out what I'm going to do and how I'll cope.

``I don't think Shane had really thought about it. I don't think he believed it was really over. I am sure he thought we'd try again when he got back from the UK.'' AFP

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