Cricket: Warne to unveil blueprint for future of Australian cricket

SYDNEY (AP) - Shane Warne says he will unveil his own blueprint for the future of Australian cricket within 24 hours after a Twitter rant in which he described current high-performance managers as "muppets."

In a further series of Twitter posts on Tuesday, the veteran leg-spinner said Australian cricket is in disarray and called for the appointment of former cricketers to decision-making roles.

Warne appeared to be referring to Cricket Australia's current high performance manager, former Australia rugby international Pat Howard, when he made his criticisms.

Warne said cricketers should be running the sport in Australia "not ex-rugby or any other sportspeople".

In his most recent posts on Tuesday, Warne indicated he was prepared to back rhetoric with action.

"If interested, I will give my opinion and write an in-depth article on the state of Australian cricket and suggest who I think should be running the team and selecting the team," he said.

"My opinion only and I will post it in the next 24 hours on my website. I have not spoken to anyone I suggest for these roles. It's just my opinion as I think all of us who love Australian cricket have had enough."