Shane Warne defends charity amid watchdog scrutiny

FORMER cricketer Shane Warne has hit back at critics of his charitable foundation, which is under scrutiny from Victoria's consumer watchdog, amid concerns about mismanagement and poor accounting.

The Shane Warne Foundation (TSWF) stages charity sports and poker events to raise money for sick and underprivileged children, but it is believed the majority of the charity's funds are used for its administration.

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) began monitoring the foundation last year after discovering inconsistencies in its financial reporting.

CAV said Shane Warne's foundation failed to lodge an annual statement last October, as required under the law.

"CAV subsequently made a number of requests for the required financial information, however what was provided was not sufficient," a CAV spokesperson said.

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