Following Australian cricketAfter the announcement of amendments to his code of conduct, which will allow Warner to apply for the suspension of his leadership to be lifted, David Warner has criticized the organization.
After the sandpaper controversy in South Africa in 2018, Warner received a lifetime ban. However, if the seasoned batsman decides to appeal, the suspension could soon be lifted. After receiving a request from the board, Jacqui Partridge, Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity, led the investigation.
In light of the changes, players and support staff can now apply for long-term penalties to be adjusted, according to a statement from CA.
A three-person review team made up of independent Code of Conduct Commissioners will consider any request and must be persuaded that there are extraordinary circumstances to support the modification of a judgment.
However, Warner believes that the trial was too long and that the judgment was perhaps made too late.
When the idea was originally brought up about nine months ago, Warner told the media, “It’s shocking because we could have done it.”
“The fact that a decision takes four days in 2018 but takes nine months in 2019 is a bit frustrating.
“From my perspective, this is where it was disappointing because it actually gives me the impression of a campaigner, which I definitely am not,” Warner said.
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He went on to add: “We need not repeat what happened as it was brought up and it is traumatizing for my family, myself and everyone else involved.
“I don’t do bad things. At some point, you should be allowed to appeal. I recognize that a ban has been implemented, but I think a lifetime ban is too harsh.
When Warners makes an application to have the ban lifted, several elements will be considered, according to CA.
The length of time since the fine was imposed and whether sufficient time has elapsed to allow for reform or rehabilitation were among the factors listed in the statement.
“These circumstances and considerations will include whether the subject of the sanction has demonstrated genuine remorse; the conduct and behavior of the subject since the imposition of the sanction; whether rehabilitation programs have been undertaken (if applicable); and the conduct and behavior of the subject after the imposition of the sanction”, it reads.
Warner was suspended for a year and barred from any leadership role for the rest of his career following the 2018 Cape Town Test. Additionally, Steve Smith was placed on a 12-month leadership restriction, while Cameron Bancroft was given a 9 month suspension.
Warner has the option to request the leadership ban be lifted, but there is no guarantee that he would be hired even if a position opened up.
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