After signing a two-year deal with the Sydney Thunder to return to the BBL, David Warner has urged Cricket Australia to approach him to lift his lifetime ban from any captaincy position.
Sydney. After signing a two-year deal with the Sydney Thunder to return to the BBL, David Warner has urged Cricket Australia to approach him to lift his lifetime ban from any captaincy position. Warner received the harshest punishment, along with Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, among the three players involved in the ball-tampering incident against South Africa in Cape Town in 2018. He was barred from holding any leadership position in Australian cricket for the rest of his career. However, there is a growing feeling in the game that the decision needs to be reversed to allow Warner to take over the captaincy at least in the BBL. The Thunder will need a new captain for the 2022-23 season after Usman Khawaja moved to the Brisbane Heat.
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David Warner said on Sunday he is open to talks with Cricket Australia to lift his lifetime ban from captaincy. Then-captain Steve Smith was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leading Australia for two years following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018. Warner, on the other hand, received a more severe punishment and was banned from captaincy for life. Several former and current players, including current Test captain Pat Cummins, have appealed to end Warner’s lifetime ban.
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According to ESPNcricinfo, Warner said: “There was never any discussion on this matter. I have said many times that now it is up to the board to talk to me on this matter. The board opens its doors and then I can sit down and discuss the matter with them.” Warner, Smith and Cameron Bancroft were temporarily banned from playing domestic and international cricket for their role in the ball-tampering case. Warner and Smith were banned for a year, while Bancroft was banned for nine months.
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Australia’s Test captain Pat Cummins has been a strong supporter of lifting the ban on Warner. “I don’t see why not. He’s a wonderful leader. I hope so,” he said at the Chapel Foundation’s recent dinner at the SCG.
Smith, who captained Newlands in 2018, served a two-year management ban and led Australia in the second Test against England in Adelaide last year when Cummins was ruled out due to close contact with Covid. But regardless of whether there is a captaincy in Australian cricket again, Warner believes he can take on a leadership role.
“I have experience, I’m the leader of the team without a title anyway,” he said. “That’s what I do, give back, so if they [युवा खिलाड़ी] Any way my brain can choose, I always have my phone, they have my number and they can see me when I’m at the training facilities.”
Announcing Warner’s signing, the Thunder said a decision on the club’s captaincy “will be made closer to the start of the season”.