Cricketzine prediction : Warner sacks Cricket Australia for leadership appeal

The dynamic opener and former Test vice-captain was ousted from management in 2018 over his involvement in Cape Town’s ball-handling scandal.

Veteran David Warner on Saturday accused Cricket Australia of not supporting an appeal against a life ban, revealing he had struggled mentally in the recent series against the West Indies.

The dynamic opener and former Test vice-captain was ousted from management in 2018 over his involvement in Cape Town’s ball-handling scandal.

He launched a bid to lift sanctions in February, but abandoned the fight on the eve of the second test against the West Indies in Adelaide this month.

Warner was furious that the process was protracted and that an independent review board wanted to make the hearing public, which he said would be traumatic for the young family.

The 36-year-old, who will be making his 100th Test on Boxing Day against South Africa in Melbourne, said he was struggling mentally to lead in the first Test against the Caribbean team in Perth.

“My mental health was probably not in the condition I needed to be to be 100%. It was a challenge at the time,” he told reporters in Melbourne.

“If it had been up to me, I would have sorted it all out. “From a CA perspective, I really had no support,” he added.

“My teammates and team members have been amazing and my family and friends have really helped me get through this time.”

Warner, who also received a one-year suspension for the so-called “Sandpaper Gate” scandal, said he couldn’t understand why the process took 11 months.

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“We reached out in February, so I don’t know how things are going so far. Only CA can answer that. They probably can’t give you the same as everyone else.” Let’s – they’re not really going to give an answer,” he said.

Despite mental issues, Warner said he never considered retiring from the West Indies series, claiming he is in much better shape now and determined to weather the recent drought. did. “Yes, I have my back against the wall, but staying competitive, coming here with a smile and facing whatever I face is in my DNA.” Since January 2020 The test that marked a century.

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