David Warner Steps Down As Captain Of SunRisers Hyderabad Amid Ball-Tampering Scandal

| March 28 , 2018 , 12:50 IST

Australian southpaw batsman, David Warner, has stepped down as the captain of 2016 Indian Premier League champions, SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The news comes after Warner along with Smith and Bancroft were suspended by Cricket Australia from playing the fourth test against South Africa. Sanctions regarding their eligibility to play will come on Wednesday.

SunRisers CEO K. Shanmugam broke the news over the social media platform and revealed the new captain will be announced soon.

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Warner has scored 2579 runs across four editions and holds the records for the most runs by an overseas player (4014), most half-centuries (35) and the highest individual score by a captain (126) in the IPL for SRH.

However, his participation in IPL is still in doubt as CA are yet to reveal the sanctions for the defamed trio. Board For Cricket Control of India (BCCI) will have the final say over the eligibility of both Steve Smith and David Warner.

Meanwhile, multi-national electronics company LG has opted not to renew its contract with Warner amid ball-tampering scandal.