In the latest turn of events disgraced former Aussie vice-captain David Warner has joined Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft in accepting the sanctions levied against the trio, in the aftermath of the ball-tampering saga that ensued during the third day of the Newlands Test between South Africa and Australia.
Warner, just like his teammates took to social media to confirm his acceptance of the lengthy suspension of 12 months from both domestic and International Cricket.
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I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 5, 2018
This means Warner will not feature in NSW squad for the 2018/19 domestic season but can ply his trade in overseas domestic competitions as well as premiere T20 leagues around the world, subject to a No Objection Certificate by Cricket Australia.
Warner had last week given a tearful press-conference on his arrival back home having been responsible for the “development of a plan to attempt to artificially alter the condition of the ball”, and “instruction to a junior player to carry out a plan”, according to CA’s sanctions.
Warner was also charged with giving advice to rookie batsman Cameron Bancroft on how to tamper with the ball “including demonstrating it how it could be done”.
Following the massive outrage that followed in the aftermath of the tampering scandal, Warner had their A$2.4 million IPL contracts torn up by the BCCI, and were subsequently banned the duo for 1 year.