David Warner, the Australian cricketer decided to follow his two teammates about challenging the ban period imposed by Cricket Australia on account of the ball tampering scandal. The Australian skipper Steven Smith and opening batsman Bancroft were banned from domestic and international cricket due to the ball-tampering allegations. Today is the last day for the trio if they want to challenge the imposition of ban on them.
Earlier, skipper Steve Smith and Bancroft stated that they will not challenge the Cricket Australia’s decision regarding the 12-month ban on David Warner, Steve Smith and a 9-month ban on Bancroft through Twitter.
David Warner, the former captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad yesterday made an announcement before the press that he will not opt for the hearing regarding the ban. Steven Smith and David Warner were ruled out of the upcoming IPL 11 on account of the ball tampering scandal during the test match against South Africa.
Warner tweeted that “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.”
Sources say that Warner is the chief conspirator who initiated the ball tampering earlier in the series against South Africa. Steven Smith and David Warner were sacked from the Captain positions.David Warner and Bancroft will not get any leadership opportunities in the upcoming years.
Steven Smith may not get consideration for Captaincy for two years on account of this scandal. Out of the trio, Steve Smith and Warner reportedly planned for ball tampering and Bancroft was asked for execution of the plan.
Bancroft was caught rubbing the ball with sandpaper in the Cape Town test against South Africa.