David Warner's captaincy ban likely to be lifted after Cricket Australia amends Player Code of Conduct policy

Warner will now be able to request a review of his captaincy ban before a panel of three code of conduct commissioners.

SportsTiger StaffAuthor

Updated - 21 November 2022 12:19 PM

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Australian cricketer David Warner could return to leadership role after Cricket Australia (CA) amended its player code of conduct policy. Notably, the former Test vice-captain was banned from any leadership role in Australia after he was found guilty over his part in the 'Sandpaper-gate' saga in 2018. 

However, with the amended policy, Warner will now be able to request a review of his captaincy ban before a panel of three code of conduct commissioners.

The new rule "acknowledges that players and player support personnel are capable of genuine reform or rehabilitation".

"It is intended to provide the player or player support personnel with an opportunity to resume their previously held positions or responsibilities in specific circumstances," CA stated.

Currently, Pat Cummins is Australia's Test and ODI captain, while Aaron Finch is the skipper of T20 side.

A lifting of Warner's ban would make him a top candidate to take over the T20 captaincy after Aaron Finch.

Along with Warner, then captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were found guilty of tampering the ball during Cape Town Test in 2018.  Like Warner, Smith was also banned for a year but his leadership sanction only lasted two years.

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