Yahoo UK and Ireland – Australian cricketer David Warner has said he realises he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised for his role in the recent ball-tampering scandal.

Summary

  • Australian cricketer David Warner has said he realises he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised for his role in the recent ball-tampering scandal.
  • Warner and former Australia captain Steve Smith were banned from cricket for a year for their part in the ball-tampering controversy on the third day of the test at Cape Town.
  • Warner was accused of developing the plan to use sandpaper to scuff the ball, with investigators from Cricket Australia saying he had advised Bancroft and failed to report his knowledge of the plan after the match.
  • Warner’s apology comes after similarly tearful confessions from Smith and from Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann, who resigned from his position but said he had no prior knowledge of the ball-tampering plan.
  • Warner, Smith and Bancroft have seen sponsorship deals fade, and the loss of lucrative overseas contracts as a result of the scandal.


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