David Warner’s ban may be revoked after an integrity code review by Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia believe that David Warner is the right man to lead their side for the future. Aaron Finch who is the current Australian ODI captain will hang up his boots once the T20 World Cup is over.
A proposition to make the 35-year-old Warner captain of the ODIs gained momentum since the declaration. David Warner fans think & feel that he will be the right candidate to lead Australia. That is because he has been in amazing form after his comeback to international cricket.
During the tournament in the last T20 World Cup held in UAE, he was the man of the series helping his side win for the first time. If one remembers, he was removed from all forms of leadership after the unfortunate ball-tampering scandal in Newlands, 2018.
CA chair Lachlan Henderson told a news conference that “the view within Cricket Australia is that David is doing particularly well on the field and making a great contribution.” Henderson said this after the annual general meeting.
Henderson also added that “the first step in terms of David’s leadership ban is to review the code and see if those sanctions are able to be reviewed. And the appropriate revisions to that code that would need to be made.”
Nick Hockley, chief executive said that “we are looking at sanctions to be reviewed for good behaviour and growth after a period of time.” Besides, “pending tomorrow’s discussion, there would then need to be a revision of the code and that would need to be approved by the board.”
An elated David Warner, who is also a former test vice-captain, said he considers this opportunity as a massive “privilege”. Our readers may know that he once captained the Sunrisers Hyderabad and even won the IPL trophy for them in 2016.
That made him the only third overseas captain to win the IPL, after the late Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist. Chief executive Nick Hockley & Henderson believe that the code recognized that the sanctioned players could change.
At the AGM, CA announced a A$5.1 million ($3.20 million) net loss for the 2021-22 financial year, blaming a 3.5% drop in revenue largely on a slump in the international sports media rights market.