Pakistan Today – Darren Lehmann, the former Australia coach, confirmed that he was in regular touch with the suspended trio of David Warner, Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, and said he “worries daily” about them.

Summary

  • Darren Lehmann, the former Australia coach, confirmed that he was in regular touch with the suspended trio of David Warner, Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, and said he “worries daily” about them.
  • According to official website of ICC, Warner and Smith were banned by Cricket Australia for a year, and Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban, after the three players were found guilty in the ball-tampering scandal that engulfed Australia in March during their tour of South Africa.
  • Since then, the players have all accepted the sanctions, with the senior duo of Warner and Smith even opening up about adjusting to life in the aftermath of the controversy.
  • Things took a turn for the better when Justin Langer, named Lehmann’s successor on Thursday 3 May, stated his desire to welcome back the players at the end of their bans.
  • “They are all good young men, I feel for the three players especially, they’re fantastic and I worry about them day-in, day-out,” Lehmann told Radio FIVEaa.


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