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David Warner has decided to go the Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft route. Warner has decided not to challenge Cricket Australia’s sanctions for ball-tampering. On Wednesday, Smith and Bancroft let their decisions known through Twitter. Warner, too, took to the micro-blogging site to let his decision known. April 5, Thursday was the last day for the players to challenge the ban if they wanted to.

Warner tweeted, “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.”


According to reports, the three suspended cricketers were considering challenging the bans with Warner, the chief conspirator, being the most likely.

Steven Smith won't be challenging 12-month ban
Steven Smith won't be challenging 12-month ban

Warner and Smith were stripped from their leadership positions in Australian cricket following their involvement in ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test last month. CA banned them from international and domestic cricket for a year. While Smith won’t be able to captain Australia for two years at least, Warner would never be considered for leadership roles. Both were also banned by the BCCI from participating in the IPL 2018.

Bancroft, who was caught rubbing the ball with the sandpaper, received a nine-month ban.