Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Australia batsman David Warner to play club cricket during ball-tampering ban

Australia batsman David Warner to play club cricket during ball-tampering ban

Banned Australia batsman David Warner will attempt to get his career back on track by playing the start of the Sydney grade cricket season with Randwick Petersham.

Randwick Petersham club president Mike Whitney, a former Test fast bowler said Warner will play in at least three of the first four matches of the season.

Whitney had reached out to Warner last month after the 31-year-old's one-year Cricket Australia ban for his role in the ball tampering fiasco in South Africa.

"We're delighted to have him".

After the clearance, a local club Randwick Petersham approached David Warner to play for them. However, they are still free to play Premier Cricket as well overseas domestic competitions, subject to Cricket Australia granting them a No Objection Certificate.

"He's been speaking to one of our club officials and he has committed to the first three or four rounds of the season".

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Warner has also been linked with playing in the Northern Territory's limited-overs Strike League. Cricket Australia (CA) had suspended the captain and vice-captain for a period of 1 year and Bancroft was banned for 9 months.

"Everyone is excited to have him".

Warner has previously played for the club, switching across from Eastern Suburbs in 2013.

He was identified as the mastermind behind the plan to tamper with the ball.

The cricketing fraternity was shocked when the Cameron Bancroft was caught trying to alter the condition on the cameras during the Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.

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