Australian cricketer David Warner lashed out at Cricket Australia (Australia’s national cricket governing body) on Monday November 21, expressing frustration at the governing body not allowing him to apply for review of his life ban , and described the process as traumatic and disappointing.
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What did David Warner say about Cricket Australia (CA) yesterday?
The Australia opener explained that the CA is taking a very long time to review his ban, adding: “I’m not a criminal. They should be given the right to appeal.”
Yesterday, the CA announced that it has changed its code of conduct, which states that players have no right to have a sanction reviewed once they have accepted it. Due to his life ban in 2018, he was unable to captain the Australian cricket team. Speaking at a promotional event yesterday, November 21, the former Australia national team captain said: “I understand they’ve imposed a ban, but banning someone for life I find it a bit harsh.” He did his too Anger at air getting his name out and painting a false image of him.
What happened in 2018 that led to his suspension?
David Warner has been banned from all international and domestic cricket matches for 12 months following a ball-tampering scandal. On 5 April 2018, David Warner admitted to tampering with the ball and accepted all sanctions imposed by Cricket Australia. An investigation by Cricket Australia revealed that Warner had come up with the idea of rigging the ball while former Australia team captain Steve Smith was aware of it and failed to prevent it.
What have been Warner’s recent contributions to cricket?
As of September 2022, Warner has the highest percentage of runs in completed ODI innings with 94/141 (66.66%) for Australia in a game against Zimbabwe. The left-handed opening batsman was named player of the tournament at the 2021 World Cup for guiding Australia to the title. In 2020, the Australian cricketer won the Alan Border Medal (awarded to the most outstanding Australian man and woman), which he was also awarded in 2016 and 2017.
What are its landmark achievements?
First of all, David Warner is the first Australian cricketer in over 130 years to be selected for a national team in any format with no experience of first-class cricket and he is the fourth player to have won the Allan Border Medal more than once. He also won the award in consecutive years (2016 and 2017).
Warner made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2009 for the Delhi Daredevils. At the 2014 IPL auction he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). He was named captain of the same team the following year and had the leading scorer throughout the tournament that season. The batsman won his first orange cap (presented to the leading run scorer in the IPL) while captaining SRH. He scored 4076 runs in the IPL, which is the maximum number of runs by an international player in the league. Warner also holds the record for most half-century with 44 to his name and the highest single score by a captain (126).