Shane Warne determined to save his marriage

Shane Warne arrived back from his English country cricket commitments Thursday determined to save his marriage.

Warne and his wife, Simone, announced their separation on June 25 after the legspinner's alleged involvement in several highly publicized sex scandals.

On Thursday, Warne pleaded for privacy from the Australian media while he tried to settle his personal issues, saying he had spoken to his wife and children at least twice a day since they returned to Australia.

Warne said that during the recent Ashes tour he had experienced some of the worst times of his life. "It's not an easy situation to be in. It's something I haven't experienced before in my life," Warne said. "I tried to concentrate as hard as I could when I was at the cricket ground but away from that there were some tough times."

Warne said the Australian media hounded him more than the notorious British press, and urged them to give him privacy. "Hopefully you guys will respect that and leave us alone, not following us and camping outside our house but I doubt it," he said. "I doubt whether you guys will, so that will probably make it harder", reports the AP. I.L.

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