David Warner slaps the Australian cricket board

David Warner slaps the Australian cricket board

David Warner has welcomed the opportunity to petition to lift his lifelong ban from leadership roles in the Australian team. But he also criticized the country’s cricket board for taking their time to define the process.

Debuting batsman Warner was banned from the elite game for one year and from lifelong leadership in 2018 after he was convicted for a leading role in New’s ball-tampering scandal.David Warner slaps the Australian cricket board

Former Test Team Leaders can request a review of the leadership ban after Cricket Australia (CA) approved changes to its integrity code to allow players and staff to apply for long-term waivers from the sanctions.


The change, confirmed Monday, comes nine months after the Australian Players Union wrote to the CA in February calling for a review of Warner’s ban.


Warner said the pull-out process was It was “traumatic” for him and compares that to the four days the board banned him in 2018 when a ball-tampering scandal broke out.


“It’s a little disappointing that when you decide in 2018 it will take four days. Then it will take nine months,” Warner told Australian media on Monday.

“It was nice to be in a position that gave me the opportunity to call the Integrity Unit to talk to them and present my case.

“It has been pulled out. And it hurt me and my family and everyone else involved with it. We do not need to recount what happened.”

Warner has not disclosed his hopes of leading Australia and has warm support from renowned former players and cricket pundits.


Under the code change, Warner can request that the ban be lifted by a three-person review board. David Warner slaps the Australian cricket board



“I’m not a criminal,” Warner said.


“You should be given the right to appeal at some stage.


“I understand they ordered a ban. But to ban someone for life I think it’s a bit harsh.


“I lead the team no matter what. You don’t need to see a C (Captain) or VC (Vice-Captain) next to my name.”


Warner is often described as the unofficial leader of the Australian team. and captained the Hyderabad Sunrisers in the Indian Premier League for several seasons.


The code of conduct amendment arrived too late for Warner to be considered for Australia’s ODI captain, who Aaron Finch was vacant upon his retirement from form in September.


Test captain Pat Cummins was confirmed as ODI captain last month. But later said he would be open to sharing the role with teammates, including Warner, to ease his burden as a multi-format player.


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Although Warner had a poor tournament with Bats at the recent T20 World Cup in Australia, he is seen as the Finch’s successor. who may choose to retire after the summer at home.

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