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Warner to captain Winnipeg Hawks in Canada T20 league

Banned Australia cricketer David Warner is set to return to captaincy in the Global T20 Canada league after Dwayne Bravo, his team the Winnipeg Hawks’ designated skipper, pulled out of the rest of the tournament. Warner, serving a year-long suspension for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in March, was also banned from holding any leadership position in Australian cricket. However, former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis who is coaching the Hawks backed the opening batsman to add valuable experience in his new…

ICC committee backs stricter sanctions for ball-tampering

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council’s Cricket Committee backed stricter punishments for ball-tampering but decided not to do away with the toss in test cricket during a two-day meeting which concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday. The Cricket Committee was joined by ex-England captain Mike Gatting and David Boon, former Australia batsman and now a member of the elite panel of match referees, to discuss the players’ code of conduct. The committee has recommended giving greater authority and support to match officials,…

David Warner to return to cricket

SYDNEY: Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to get his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham. Former Australia vice-captain Warner was handed a one-year ban by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March. The 31-year-old’s ban applies to international and state cricket but he can still play at club level. Randwick Petersham president Mike Whitney told the Southern Courier the batsman is…

Laughter alert: Australia’s ball-tampering scandal recreated with Gabbar parody

Australia’s ball-tampering scandal has rocked the cricket world with world’s two best players being handed down a year-long suspension by the Cricket Australia. Those who have been given the punishment are Steve Smith and David Warner Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the attempt at changing the condition of the ball in the third Test against South Africa, has been handed out a nine month playing suspension. While almost everybody has opined on it, have you wondered what former Australian captain Rick Ponting would…

Tearful Warner says tampering scandal may spell doom for Australia career

SYDNEY: Former Test vice-captain David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised Saturday over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket. As stand-in captain Tim Paine signalled a new approach with a pre-match handshake between the teams at the fourth Test in Johannesburg, Warner became the third disgraced Australian player to make an emotional appearance in front of media. The usually pugnacious batsman, 31, repeatedly struggled to…