Fox Sports Australia – DISGRACED Australian opener David Warner will attempt to get his cricket career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham.
- He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players.â€�Whitney had reached out to Warner last month after the 31-year-oldâ€™s 12-month Cricket Australia ban for his role in the ball tampering fiasco in South Africa.
- The Cricket Australia ban extended to state matches, with the three players at the centre of the controversy â€” Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft â€” only able to ply their trade in grade cricket during the suspensions.
- News of Warnerâ€™s return to the pitch follows in the footsteps of fellow opener Cameron Bancroft being cleared to play for his club cricket side this year after the WA Premier Cricket league voted in favour of bending the rules.
- Cameron Bancroft has been cleared to play club cricket in Perth this summer after tonightâ€™s vote to change rules stopping banned players doing so.
- â€” Peter Lalor (@plalor) May 14, 2018 But under WA Premier Cricket rules, any CA ban automatically extended to WA club ranks, meaning Bancroft wasnâ€™t allowed to play for his local club Willetton while serving his CA suspension.