Warner to make CPL debut after signing with St Lucia Stars

Annette Crawford
June 18, 2018

David Warner is all set to play the upcoming season of Caribbean Premier League as the left-handed batsman has been signed by St Lucia Stars.

The banned Australian batsman will replace his fellow cricketer D'Arcy Short.

"We are excited to bring David to the St Lucia Stars".

Regarded as one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, Warner's career hit rock bottom following the above mentioned controversy during Australia's tour of South Africa earlier this year. Find us on Facebook too!

Warner will also compete alongside Cameron Bancroft, the other member of the ball-tampering trio, in a limited-overs competition in the Northern Territory in July.

Newly appointed Australia head coach Justin Langer stated that he would happily welcome back Bancroft, Smith and Warner once their suspensions end.

The last time Warner played in the Caribbean he scored 109 runs in a ODI against South Africa in 2016.

Stars' general manager, Mohammad Khan, was ecstatic that Warner had agreed to join the franchise as Short's replacement. Steve Smith, the former Australia skipper, Warner and Cameron Bancroft were all banned from worldwide cricket for their roles in the incident when a piece of yellow sandpaper was used to alter the surface of the ball.

Apart from global cricket Warner and Smith were also removed from the Indian Premier League where they were appointed as captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

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