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Will David Warner be eligible for Australia’s captaincy?

Will David Warner be eligible for Australia's captaincy?

Australian cricketer David Warner has not faced an easy journey in his cricket career. The one-year ban from cricket after he was involved in the fixing scandal, changed the things for him. The prolific batter was not only banned as a player but Cricket Australia (CA) also announced lifetime restrictions on him as a leader.

Back in time, when the incident took place, Warner was the vice-captain of the team, and was removed from the post as a result of his involvement in the infamous tampering scandal. Notably, during the third Test against South Africa in 2018, three Australian cricketers including Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft, and Warner were involved in a ball-tampering case.

Consequently, Bancroft served a nine-month ban whereas, the rest of the two were suspended for a year. According to Cricket Australia, Warner was the man chiefly concerned in the case whereas, Steve’s captaincy ban lasted for two years. Hence, Warner had to serve a lifetime leadership ban. However, as per the recent report, the ban is likely to be lifted.

Notably, Warner’s potential interest in leading the teams in the Big Bash League (BBL) has forced CA to rethink its decision. In the wake of the 2018 scandal, CA is likely to lift its captaincy ban imposed on the batter and Australia Cricket Team might see Warner as its captain in the near future.

It must be noted that Tim Paine replaced Smith as Australia’s test skipper in 2018. However, Paine too had to bid farewell to his role in 2021 after his involvement in a sexting scandal with a female Tasmanian co-worker was immensely highlighted on social media. Pat Cummins was named the new skipper of the team ahead of the Ashes Test series and whitewashed England by 4-0 as one of the five Tests was drawn.

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