Star Australian batter David Warner decided to withdraw his application to challenge his lifetime captaincy ban from Australian cricket that was put on him after the ball-tampering incident during a Test match against South Africa in 2018 at Newlands, Cape Town. Warner informed about this on Instagram.
He said, “It appears that the Panel has given no more than passing consideration to issues of player welfare and the interests of Australian cricket and is instead determined to conduct a public lynching.”
‘My family is suffering’- David Warner
Warner is currently the most experienced player in the Australian team and has often been looked upon as a leader material after he made a successful comeback to cricket following that incident. He said in a statement that his reputation has suffered from the ban and his family is also suffering from the same.
He starts by writing, “My family is more important to me than cricket. Over the course of the past nearly five years since the events that occurred during the Third Test in Cape Town, even with all the humiliation and attacks that they have had to endure, I have enjoyed the unwavering support and love of my wife Candice and my three daughters, Ivy Mae, Indi Rae, and Isla Rose. They are my world. Since that Test and even though my ban from leadership roles may never be lifted, I have taken it upon myself to reform, to rehabilitate and to transform my approach to the game.
“I have served and been subject to a crushing, unprecedented, penalty that has horribly impacted me and my family for the past nearly five years – without the prospect of any relief until now. On 21 November 2022, the Cricket Australia Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel (the Code of Conduct) was amended to permit players to apply for a modification to Long-Term Sanctions.”
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“With the announcement of the amendment to the Code of Conduct, I held the hope and was encouraged, that I would be given a proper opportunity to demonstrate to the Review Panel that I have demonstrated my deep regret and remorse; and that my rehabilitation and transformation are profound,” Warner wrote.
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