'There Was No Support', David Warner's Wife Drops Truth Bombs on CA

image-lgu3lnzaDavid Warner with his wife Candice and their daughters [Image- Twitter]

Australian opener David Warner's wife, Candice, has launched a scathing attack on Cricket Australia for providing "no support" to the veteran southpaw in the aftermath of the ball tampering scandal in 2018.

The Newlands ball-tampering scandal, which broke after Aussie opener Cameron Bancroft was caught rubbing sandpaper on the ball during the broadcast of the 3rd Test in March 2018, shook Australian cricket to its core.

Following massive outrage from all walks of life, CA proceeded to ban the then captain-vice-captain duo of Steven Smith and Warner for 12 months for cajoling Bancroft into using sandpaper. Bancroft was subsequently banned for 9 months.

Cricket Australia also handed Smith a further 12-month ban from the leadership role in Australian cricket, but banned Warner for life.

Warner filed an official complaint against the ban, but subsequently backtracked after accusing the review committee of 'public lynching"

Speaking on the Matty Johns Podcast, Candice didn't mince words as she accessed CA of leaving Warner on his own in the immediate aftermath of the scandal, and for their attempt to put the entire blame on the opening batsman.

Here's what Candice Warner said:

"There was no support. Basically from when we left the hotel in South Africa, David was wiped. There was no Cricket Australia official helping him. There was nothing. It’s like: 'Basically you fend for yourself now'. It was basically fended for yourself, see you later. Thanks for your services probably, we’re going to do our best for you not to ever come back and play cricket for our country again. We’re going to blame you for everything. And that’s what they did."

Five years since the scandal, Smith has returned to the leadership role as deputy to Test skipper Pat Cummins, while Warner continues to serve the life ban on leading an Australian team.