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David Warner has finally accepted the 12 months ban for the ball tampering scandal

David Warner has decided not to appeal against the 12-month ban and has accepted the ban handed down to him by Cricket Australia

David Warner David Warner has finally accepted the 12 months ban for the ball tampering scandal Source : Press


David Warner who seemed likely to appeal the 12-month ban handed down to him by Cricket Australia has however decided to follow in the footsteps of former skipper Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft. He tweeted saying, "I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model."


Warner's announcement comes a day after former captain Steve Smith and player Cameron Bancroft accepted their 12-month and nine-month bans respectively.


The last that we had heard from Warner was following his turbulent press conference on Saturday when he tweeted he would be seeking advice. The former vice-captain was also seen heading to a meeting with advisers on Wednesday where he even confirmed that he would be closely looking at whether to appeal the penalty.


After being pinned as the mastermind in the entire scandal, Warner was giving serious thought to taking the matter to a hearing but ultimately opted against doing so. His decision to not challenge the ban - and his promise to be a "better teammate" - indicates he will play on rather than retire, another option he said he would consider.


Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft confessed in front of the media to ball-tampering and were actually not supposed to do what they did. And now their press conference is under the scanner. It was reported that Smith and Bancroft were asked to wait a day before they decided to go public with their confession. But as they wanted to be honest about what exactly went down and they went ahead and defiled the orders.


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