- David Warner has apologized for his involvement in the ball tampering saga in the 3rd test match Newlands, Capetown
- David Warner believes he might never play cricket for Australia after getting a 12-month ban
- David Warner IPL 2018 contract was suspended by IPL and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In the latest David Warner news, Warner became the third and final player accused of the ball tampering scandal in the 3rd test against South Africa at Newland Capetown to hold his press conference and apologize for his part in the entire Australia ball tampering saga. An emotional David Warner admitted to his mistakes, said sorry for the shame he has brought to the game and his country and he also accepted that he might never play for Australia after the manner in which he has been dealt with by his cricket board. Ever since the incident, it has been labeled as the “David Warner ball tampering” scandal after Cricket Australia accused Warner of being the architect and banned the opening batsman from all form of International and domestic Australian cricket for 12 months.Earlier, David Warner IPL 2018 was also prematurely ended after BCCI banned both Warner and Smith for the upcoming season.
An emotional David Warner read from a prepared statement and said: “To the fans and the lovers of the game who have supported and inspired me on my journey as a cricketer, I want to sincerely apologise for betraying your trust in me.
“I have let you down badly. I hope in time I can find a way to repay you for all you’ve given me and possibly earn your respect again.
“To my teammates and support staff, I apologise for my actions and I take full responsibility for my part in what happened on day three of the Newlands Test.
“To Cricket Australia, I apologise for my actions and the effect it has had on our game under your care and control. I want you to know that I fully support your review into the culture of the Australian cricket team.
Warner might never play for Australia again
One aspect of Warner’s press conference where the clear effects of “David Warner ball tampering” saga was seen on the opening batsman was when he got to the part where he expressed his desires to play for his country in the future. Warner broke down into tears and claimed that it seems impossible for him to make his international return for Australia.
Warner said: “There’s a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again but I’m resigned to the fact that that may never happen again,” the opening batsman said.
“In the coming weeks and months I’m going to look at how this happened and who I am as a man. I will seek out advice and expertise to help me make serious changes.”
David Warner IPL 2018 contract surrendered
Following the Australia ball tampering scandal at Capetown where David Warner was seen as the main culprit, Warner had to step down as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad and was immediately banned from playing in the IPL 2018. David Warner IPL contract 2018 was worth 2.5million which the Australian will have to surrender as he is no longer a part of the 11th season of Indian Premier League.
Warner’s press conference was indeed very moving where he manned up to the accusations laid down on him for the David Warner ball tampering scandal on Day 3 of the Capetown test match. Cricket Australia believes that neither of David Warner, Steve Smith, or Cameron Bancroft will appeal their bans and further bring shame to their already tarnished personality following the unforgettable Australia ball tampering debacle which many believe will have severe implications for the players who look to repeat the offence in the future.