Gargi Raut ∙ Nov 21 2022, 9:30 AM

"I'm not a criminal," David Warner furious over captaincy ban 


image-laqiob84David Warner [Source: Associated Press]


David Warner has expressed his frustration over the lifetime captaincy ban that was imposed on him after the 'sandgate' event. Warner had pleaded to Cricket Australia (CA) to lift his captaincy ban and has expressed his sincerity. 

CA had announced that in order to lift the sanction on Warner the board will had amended its code of conduct. The code of conduct previously said that a sanction once accepted cannot be reviewed, but the law was amended to review the captaincy ban on Warner. 


Warner lets out his frustration


"I'm not a criminal, you should get a right of an appeal at some stage. I understand that they put a ban in place but banning someone for life, I think it's a bit harsh."

"Where it's been disappointing, it's taken this long to get to where it has. It's traumatic for me and my family and everyone else that was involved in it. We haven't needed to go back into that detail. We don't need to relive what happened."

"It's frustrating because we could have done this about nine months ago when it was first brought up, it's unfortunate that obviously Finchy retired and then they sort of fast-tracked it in their own way. But it's a tad disappointing that when you make a decision in 2018, it's in four days, and then this takes nine months."

"So that's the hardest thing. It actually makes me look like I'm campaigning, which I'm totally not. So from my perspective, that's where it's been disappointing.



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