‘Making sure that I am the best person I can be’ – David Warner
SYDNEY (92 News) – Australian opening batsman David Warner, currently serving a ban handed down by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal, spoke out in a rare press conference in Bangladesh.
Warner is currently serving a 12-month ban for his role in encouraging his Australia team-mate Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper in an attempt to alter the condition of the ball. Comments from current captain Tim Paine appeared to leave the door open to Warner and Steve Smith to return once their bans are up, but Warner isn’t thinking too far ahead.
“It is up to the selectors whether or not they want to pick me,” he said. “At the end of the day, all I can do is score runs in this tournament and the IPL, keep putting my hand up and making sure that I am the best person I can be.”
Part of Warner’s punishment by CA was a lifetime ban from holding captaincy positions, but he will still be leading the Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League.