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Ball-Tampering Scandal: David Warner Breaks Silence, Takes Responsibility For His Part

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| March 29 , 2018 , 12:50 IST

After being reprimanded with a 12-month ban from Cricket Australia for his part in the ball-tampering scandal, Australian southpaw batsman David Warner took to social media to break his silence on Thursday.

Warner said that he is on his way back to Sydney. He further wrote that mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket for which he apologises and takes responsibility. He added that he understands the distress this controversy has caused to cricket and its fans.

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Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft are the defamed trio who were penalized by Cricket Australia on Wednesday. The three cricketers have been sent home from South Africa by Cricket Australia from the ongoing Test series against the Proteas. The four-match series in 2-1 in favour of South Africa with the final game scheduled to begin from Friday.

To add more insult to injury, Smith and Warner have been barred from participating in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The duo who also led their respective franchises, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), have been asked by Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to look for alternatives.

RR have already announced Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahne as their captain, but SRH are yet to do the same.