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Banned Warner, Bancroft sign up for Northern Territory comp

Australian batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for a limited overs tournament in Northern Territory in July as they look to return to cricket in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal which saw them banned from the national team.

Summary

  • Sport Banned Warner, Bancroft sign up for Northern Territory comp Australian batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for a limited overs tournament in Northern Territory in July as they look to return to cricket in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal which saw them banned from the national team.
  • Cricket – South Africa vs Australia – Third Test – Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa – March 25, 2018 Australia’s David Warner and Cameron Bancroft REUTERS/Mike Hutchings 29 May 2018 10:35AM Bookmark MELBOURNE: Australian batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for a limited overs tournament in Northern Territory in July as they look to return to cricket in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal which saw them banned from the national team.
  • Former Australia vice captain Warner was confirmed for two one-day matches on July 21-22, while Bancroft would be available for the whole tournament, NT Cricket said in a statement.
  • Along with former Australia captain Steve Smith, Warner is serving a year-long ban, while his former test opening partner Bancroft is serving nine months for his part in the Cape Town scandal which sullied the national team’s reputation and caused a major sponsor to withdraw support.
  • The bans issued by Cricket Australia preclude the trio from playing at international and state levels, along with the domestic ‘Big Bash’ Twenty20 tournament, but they are allowed to play in local third-tier club competitions and T20 tournaments overseas.


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