David Warner, who recently signed a two-year contract to play for Sydney Thunder in the BBL, has requested that Cricket Australia speak with him about having his lifetime ban from holding any captaincy post lifted.
Along with Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, Warner received the harshest punishment of the three players involved in the ball-tampering incident during Australia’s 2018 match against South Africa in Cape Town. Warner was barred from holding any position of authority in Australian cricket for the remainder of his playing career.
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To allow Warner to be skipper at least in the BBL, there is rising sentiment in the game that the ruling must be overturned. After Usman Khawaja joined Brisbane Heat, the Thunder will need a new captain for the 2022–23 season.
Warner stated on Sunday that “it hasn’t really been brought to the table.” “It’s up to the board to come out to me and open their doors, as I’ve indicated many times off the record. When that happens, I can sit down and talk to them openly. Since those fines were handed out in 2018 and before, the board has changed. It would be wonderful to speak with them and discuss our current situation.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia’s Test team, has been a vocal supporter of Warner’s reinstatement. “I fail to see why not. He makes a fantastic leader. So, I hope “At a recent Chappell Foundation event held at the SCG, he stated.
When Cummins was unable to play because of a close encounter with Covid, Smith led Australia in the second Test match against England in Adelaide last year. Smith was given a two-year leadership suspension in 2018.
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Warner, however, is confident in his ability to serve as a leader regardless of whether he is given the captaincy in Australian cricket once more.
A decision about the team’s captain would “be made closer to the start of the season,” Thunder stated when announcing Warner’s signing.