WAtoday (Australia) – David Warner has refused to rule out retirement and pledged to do anything he can to win back respect from the Australian public in a tearful press conference in Sydney on Saturday morning.

Summary

  • David Warner has refused to rule out retirement and pledged to do anything he can to win back respect from the Australian public in a tearful press conference in Sydney on Saturday morning.
  • Warner and former captain Steve Smith were banned from international and domestic cricket for a year, while Cameron Bancroft, who applied sandpaper to the ball, has been banned for nine months by Cricket Australia.
  • “I’m here to accept my responsibility for the part I played in day three of [the] Newlands, Cape Town Test,” Warner said.
  • Asked whether Quinton de Kock’s remarks about his wife and other taunts from sections of the South African crowds played a part in his decision to engage in ball tampering, Warner said: “It’s tough for me to talk about where my thought space was on that day given the circumstances that happened in Durban but I’m here to take full responsibility of my actions of the part that I played on day three in Newlands.
  • Cricket Australia’s investigation found that Warner had told Bancroft to take the sandpaper onto the ground, and had alsogiven him a tutorial on how to tamper with the ball.


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