ABC News Australia – David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return to competitive cricket through Darwin Strike League

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May 29, 2018 09:12:22

Banned cricketing duo David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will make their return to competitive cricket in Darwin in July.

Summary

  • David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return to competitive cricket through Darwin Strike League Posted May 29, 2018 09:12:22 Banned cricketing duo David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will make their return to competitive cricket in Darwin in July.
  • Negotiations began with the players after former Australian vice-captain Warner, who is not allowed to play for Australia or his domestic side of New South Wales for 12 months, visited the Top End in early May to run cricket clinics in Darwin and Arnhem Land.
  • “We’re delighted that Cameron and David will be joining us in Darwin for the Strike League, their presence and experience will be invaluable for our local players,” NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison said.
  • The trio were central to the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, where Smith and Warner concocted a plan for Bancroft to “scuff up” the match ball with a piece of yellow sticky tape.
  • However, their bans have offered a unique opportunity for cricket administrators in the NT to bolster the Strike League, which is the one of the few semi-professional cricket competitions played during Australian winter, in the Top End’s sunny dry season.


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