Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner has withdrawn his Captaincy ban appeal due to review panel’s disgraceful behavior. He has strongly criticized and condemned the independent panel set by Cricket Australia to review the sanctions against the comprehensive frontline batsman for the 2018 South Africa ball-tampering scandal. Former skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain Warner were served with a lifetime captaincy ban after the disappointing incident.
Taking to social media, David Warner took a deep jibe at the independent review panel and mocked them for their inappropriate comments and behavior. Warner alleged that his counsel who was assisting the panel made offensive and derogatory comments against the cricketer and had the intention to put him under a public lynching mockery.
Recently, Cricket Australia made amendments to the player code of conduct that allowed Warner to appeal against his captaincy ban. Warner took a chance and filed a motion with Cricket Australia but the same was likely ratified by the review panel in a disgraceful manner.
David Warner withdrew his appeal to lift Captaincy Ban ahead of the Second Test
Warner posted his words of anguish and disappointment with his post on social media on the eve of Australia’s second test against West Indies at Adelaide tomorrow. Australia lead the series by 1-0 and Warner played a vital part in the first test match.
Warner asserted that the review panel wants to publicly humiliate him after conducting a trial. He further stated that their intentions seem to be very demeaning and they are trying to tarnish my image in front of my family. Warner’s involvement in the incident had caught him in trouble as he has previously served a one-year ban for the same.
Deeply saddened and pained by the pathetic behavior of the panel, David Warner has announced that he is going to withdraw his application for lifting the Captaincy Ban. In his 700 words long message, Warner also blamed Cricket Australia for their inefficiency in providing the utmost welfare to national team athletes.
Earlier in the day, Warner was skipped in the contention to be appointed as the skipper of Sydney Thunders and youngster Jason Sangha was given the opportunity.