David Warner joins Steve Smith, accepts Cricket Australia penalties

Will Bancroft ever get his Baggy Green back? Image Getty

So you can understand that nine months for Bancroft and 12 months for the other two guys is a vast difference to what the ICC deemed fair.

News.com.au reports that after being "pinned as the mastermind in the entire scandal", Warner was expected to "go down swinging" by appealing his suspension.

Warner joined Smith in publicly accepting the sanctions of Cricket Australia, handed down for their part in orchestrating the ball tampering scandal which has ripped Australian cricket to its very foundations. But his tweet implied otherwise, stating how he seeks to atone for his actions and become a "better teammate and role model".

Cricket Australia (CA) has slapped 12-month bans on Steve Smith and David Warner, while suspending Cameron Bancroft. Now that the series is over, good thing for players' sake is to try and get away from it all as hard as it might seem for them.

A "wide-ranging" review of the sanctions available for offences including ball-tampering has also been launched by the International Cricket Council.

The Australian opener, who was serving as the Vice Captain during the third Test between Australia and South Africa recently when the ball-tampering episode emerged, has been precluded from playing for NSW during that period.




Smith and deputy Warner were stripped of their leadership positions for their roles in the March 24 incident and are set to lose substantial earnings after sponsors dropped them and they were banned from this year's Indian Premier League.

The public outrage in Australia was instant, forcing Cricket Australia into an immediate investigation. But it started becoming evident when Smith and Co. returned home that they didn't want to prolong the episode.

"The events of Cape Town have severely affected the game", he said.

Warner's announcement comes a day after Smith and Bancroft took to social media to announce that they won't challenge the ban.

Cricket Australia (CA) chairman David Peever has assured chief executive James Sutherland's position is not under threat despite a forthcoming root-and-branch review into the organisation's culture. "It has also been humbling to be reminded of the passion all Australians have for our great game". "And rightly so. We, as Australians, like to play the game hard and fair and our fans back in Australia expect us to play the game that way". World game and Australian public demanded that these players be treated in a certain way.

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