“Family before Captaincy”: Warner withdraws appeal against his ban from lifelong captaincy

In what can be considered as an unprecedented demonstration faith and love for family, David Warner has withdrawn his appeal against the lifelong ban from captaincy of the Australian team. The story finds it’s roots in the picturesque city of Cape Town, South Africa where an ugly picture of sportsmanship was uncovered by the officiating authorities during the 3rd Test match between Australia and South Africa.

David Warner withdraws his appear to lift lifelong captaincy ban

The events that unfolded eventually, left the entire cricketing fraternity in distraught and disarray. Australian players like David Warner and Steve Smith were handed life-bans as they were found guilty of ball tampering. Eventually, the bans were lifted as far as representing the nation in the game was concerned, but as Warner pointed out, it has been and still is, excruciatingly painful traversing those difficult times for him and his family.

Warner, one of the best in current world cricket across formats, took to social media to share the facts on how he and his family endured the test of time. Also, putting family first, he cited his reasons for withdrawing his appeal to revoke the ban on his captaincy. Warner’s comments follow the amendment made by Cricket Australia in the player’s code of conduct allowing them to appeal for changes to long-term sanctions.

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