Off The Field

CA Directors Contemplate Revoking David Warner’s Captaincy Ban

Written by Abhishek Patil

David Warner’s lifetime leadership ban could be lifted as Cricket Australia directors contemplate rewriting the organisation’s code of ethics, according to a report. Warner was handed a leadership ban following the infamous 2018 ball-tampering scandal, but the 35-year-old, who is closing in on 100 T20 Internationals and 100 Test appearances, has been looked upon as a possible candidate for Australia’s vacant ODI captain’s post.

He cannot, however, take up the role under the current rules.

“CA’s code would need to be rewritten before Warner’s ban could be reviewed, and a rewrite is something directors will discuss at Friday’s board meeting in Hobart,” a report in the Australian Associated Press said.

The report quoted CA chairman Lachlan Henderson as saying that the organisation’s code of ethics could be rewritten if deemed necessary.

“The view within Cricket Australia is that David is doing particularly well on the field and making a great contribution off the field,” Henderson said.

“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.

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