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Shane Warne MCG Memorial Tickets To Be Made Available This Afternoon

Those hoping to pay their respects to cricket legend Shane Warne can buy a ticket to his state memorial service.

Ticket sales will open from 3pm on Tuesday for the Melbourne Cricket Ground event, which will take place at 7pm on March 30.

It will be the wider public's first chance to say goodbye to Warne following his sudden death from a suspected heart attack at the Thai resort island of Koh Samui on March 4.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is expecting tens of thousands of Victorians to attend the state service.

"We're working very closely with the family to make sure that it is a celebration of his life," Mr Andrews said at state parliament on Tuesday.

Warne's family and close friends held a private funeral on Sunday.

About 80 guests, including Warne's three children and parents, attended the service at the St Kilda Football Club.

Tickets for the state memorial service will be free and will also be live-streamed on the Victorian government's website.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground's Great Southern Stand will also be renamed in Warne's honour.