David Warner got a big relief from Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia on Monday revised its code of conduct for players and support staff. After that, it seems that the opener’s lifetime ban from captaining the national team may be ‘revised’. Under Cricket Australia’s newly revised code of conduct, it appears that players and support staff can now apply to have their long sentences commuted. It is known that David Warner was banned for life from the captaincy of the national team in the ball tampering case in South Africa in 2018. This case is called sandpaper gate.
However, it seems that the aggressive left-handed batsman may have his ban reviewed now that the CA board has allowed it to review the code of conduct. According to a CA statement, ‘Cricket Australia (CA) has made changes to the Code of Conduct for players and player support staff following a review by its Head of Integrity (Jackie Partridge). The CA board requested a review of the code of conduct at its October board meeting. Once the recommendations of this review are accepted, formal approval will be given. “As part of the changes, players and support staff can now apply to amend long-term bans,” the statement said.
What is in the Revised Code of Conduct?
According to Cricket Australia’s revised code of conduct, any player’s application will be considered by a three-member review panel. It has an independent code of conduct. It has to be satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances to modify the sentence. Under the new recommendations, the life ban can be reviewed if the convict shows remorse and good behaviour.
Will Warner captain the Australian T20 team?
The 35-year-old Warner has left open the option of captaincy in Australian cricket. He led Sunrisers Hyderabad for six matches in the 2021 IPL. Once the ban is lifted, Warner will be a strong contender to captain Australia in T20 Internationals in the near future. He is also expected to get the captaincy of the big bash team Sydney Thunder.
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