Melbourne: Joining Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft in accepting Cricket Australia’s sanctions for his role in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal, banned Australian opener David Warner on Thursday said that he would not contest ban.
Warner, like his teammates both did on Wednesday, took to social media to confirm that he has accepted his lengthy suspension from international and domestic cricket.
“I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model,” Warner tweeted on Thursday.
Both Smith and Bancroft announced they’d accepted their fate on Wednesday, opting not to challenge the respective 12 and nine-month suspensions handed down by CA last week.
Besides the 12-month ban, Warner has also been banned from holding any leadership role within the national team for the remainder of his playing career.
Warner had tearfully apologised for his role in the fiasco on Saturday, admitting he was resigned to the fact he may never play for Australia again.
The opener is however free to play Premier Cricket as well in overseas domestic competitions, subject to Cricket Australia granting him a No Objection Certificate.