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Warner decides not to appeal


Disgraced Australian vice captain David Warner follows the way of Steve Smith as he has announced on his Twitter account that he will not be appealing the 12-month suspension given to him by Cricket Australia (CA), following the ball-tampering scandal during the Newlands Test against South Africa. Tearful Warner apologises for his act

“I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model,” Warner tweeted on Thursday afternoon.

Earlier, other two suspended cricketer for the same occurrence accepted the decision made by Cricket Australia. So it was one kind of pressure on Warner to do the same.

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“I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country. But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them,” the sacked captain Steve Smith said on Wednesday.

To be noted, both Warner and Smith will be available to return to all forms of cricket in March 2019, while Cameron Bancroft will be permitted to play again in December this year.

–Nazmus Sajid Chowdhury, Contributor, bdcrictime.com

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