David Warner is all set to make a comeback to competitive cricket in the Sydney Premier Cricket season where he will play for Randwick Petersham. The Aussie batsman has been banned by Cricket Australia from international cricket for one year in the aftermath of the ball tampering incident.
The Australian trio including Captain Steve Smith, vice Captain David Warner and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft were banned from international cricket after they indulged in ball tampering. The incident took place in the 3rd Test of the 4-match series between Australia and South Africa. However, the suspended Aussies were later allowed to play the grade cricket.
After the clearance, a local club Randwick Petersham approached David Warner to play for them. After some insistence, Warner has agreed to the proposal. The left hander will play the first few matches of the Sydney Premier Cricket season and will be seen on the cricket field for the first time after the ban.
Mike Whitney, the President of the club has welcomed Warner for his stint. A former fast bowler, Whitney informed the media that the southpaw would be available to play the first 3-4 matches of the Sydney Premier Cricket season.
“We’re delighted to have him. He’s one of the best players Australia has had since World War Two. He’s been speaking to one of our club officials and he has committed to the first three or four rounds of the season. Why it is only three or four rounds at this stage, I don’t know. Everyone is excited to have him. He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players,” the Club President excitedly said.
Recently, Cameron Bancroft was also given clearance to play club cricket for his home team Willeton in Perth.
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