Stuff – Suspended Australian test openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft could be playing competitive cricket in July.
- Suspended Australian test openers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft could be playing competitive cricket in July.
- Former vice-captain Warner, Bancroft and disgraced skipper Steve Smith were suspended for their part in the Cape Town ball-tampering affair in March and cannot play internationally or in the Australian domestic competition – Smith and Warner for a year, Bancroft for nine month.
- But they can play club cricket and the prospect of playing in winter may appeal to the duo.
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- “One of the great advantages we have up here is that we have a winter competition which provides playing opportunities year-round.