David Warner to play club cricket in Australia

Annette Crawford
May 17, 2018

The Australian trio including Captain Steve Smith, vice Captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned from global cricket after they indulged in ball tampering. Cricket Australia (CA) had suspended the captain and vice-captain for a period of 1 year and Bancroft was banned for 9 months.

However, they are still free to play Premier Cricket as well overseas domestic competitions, subject to Cricket Australia granting them a No Objection Certificate.

Club president and ex-test fast bowler Mike Whitney told the Southern Courier the batsman had committed to at least the first three of four matches for the club.

"We're delighted to have him". But the trio was later cleared to play the grade cricket after which the club seems to have contacted the disgraced Australian batsman.

Warner has also been linked with playing in the Northern Territory's limited-overs Strike League.

"Everyone is excited to have him".

In a nine-year global career, Warner has, till date, played 74 Tests and 106 ODIs, as well as 70 T20Is for Australia.

Warner has been on the books at Randwick Petersham since 2013-14 after joining from the neighbouring Eastern Suburbs club.

While former skipper Steve Smith was charged with knowledge of the plot, Warner was charged with developing it and instructing Cameron Bancroft to carry it out.

Fellow Australian Cameron Bancroft was also given the green light to play in Premier Cricket.

New national coach Justin Langer has indicated he will welcome all three back into the team once their bans are served, if their form justifies selection.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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