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Cricket Australia contemplates on potentially lifting David Warner’s leadership ban

David Warner has led Hyderabad to an Indian T20 League title in 2016.
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Cricket Australia are considering removing David Warner’s lifetime leadership ban. It can come to a close as early as this Friday because the directors are looking to rewrite the organization’s code of ethics.

David Warner was banned from leadership roles for Australia since the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. Warner has expressed delight to lead Australia again and is very keen that his leadership ban be quashed.  David Warner has been in the pipeline for ODI captaincy, but he cannot lead Australia currently as the sanctions are in place.

CA’s code of ethics needs to be rewritten for David Warner’s ban to be reviewed. The directors will mull over this in the meeting that will take place on Friday in Hobart.

“The view within Cricket Australia is that David is doing particularly well on the field and making a great contribution off the field,” chairman Lachlan Henderson said.  “The first step in terms of David’s leadership ban is to review the code and see if those sanctions are able to be reviewed. And the appropriate revisions to that code that would need to be made.”

Henderson said that the code of ethics will be rewritten if needed so that a proper call on Australian ODI captaincy can be taken.

“Our intention is to review the code as quick as is practical. It’s not in anyone’s interest for us to delay that,” Henderson said. “It would be in time for any future leadership conversations in relation to David.”

The CEO of Cricket Australia Nick Hockley said that the players were well within their rights to show that they have changed from when the leadership ban was last imposed upon them.

“In very simple terms, we are looking at sanctions to be reviewed for good behavior and growth after a period of time,” Hockley said. “Pending tomorrow’s discussion, there would then need to be a revision of the code and that would need to be approved by the board.” He added.

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