David Warner to mark his comeback with Sydney Premier Cricket
The banned trio was cleared to play Grade cricket by CA.
Published - May 16, 2018 5:52 pm | Updated - May 16, 2018 6:00 pm
David Warner is all set to make his return to the 22 yards by featuring in the first few matches of the Sydney Premier Cricket season for Randwick Petersham. He was banned from playing any domestic and international cricket by the Australian cricket board after he was found guilty in the ball-tampering fiasco along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft. But the trio was later cleared to play the grade cricket after which the club seems to have contacted the disgraced Australian batsman.
The cricketing fraternity was shocked when the Cameron Bancroft was caught trying to alter the condition on the cameras during the Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. Moreover, the skipper Smith also accepted it later in the press conference that the move was planned by them. Cricket Australia (CA) had suspended the captain and vice-captain for a period of 1 year and Bancroft was banned for 9 months. Despite being cleared by CA, the coach Darren Lehmann also stepped down from his position soon after the suspensions were announced.
Club welcomes Warner
Club President and ex-Test fast bowler Mike Whitney was excited to have David Warner in the team and informed that the left-hander will be available for the first three or four matches.
“We’re delighted to have him. He’s one of the best players Australia has had since World War Two. He’s been speaking to one of our club officials and he has committed to the first three or four rounds of the season. Why it is only three or four rounds at this stage, I don’t know. Everyone is excited to have him. He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players,” he said according to Southern Courier.
It is also being reported that Whitney had reached out to Warner last month itself to participate in the tournament and the move has paved the way for his return to the game of cricket now.