Cricket Australia is considering lifting David Warner’s ban after an integrity code review

Cricket Australia (CA) is considering lifting David Warner’s lifetime ban from all managerial posts after a board meeting on Friday.

Left-handed opening batsman Warner was penalized by the board along with current Test vice-captain Steven Smith and opening player Cameron Bancroft following the ball-tampering scandal in a 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town.

Aaron Finch, the current white ball captain who has been in poor form over the last year, has announced his retirement from ODIs following the T20 World Championship Down Under.

Since the statement, the proposal to make Warner, 35, captain of the ODIs has been gaining momentum. Many pundits and fans believe he will be the right candidate to lead Australia.

David Warner has been in brilliant form since his comeback to international cricket. He was the player of the tournament at the last T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, which Australia won for the first time.

CA Chairman Lachlan Henderson said at a press conference following Thursday’s AGM: “The view within Cricket Australia is that David is doing particularly well on the field and is a great contributor.”

Henderson and Chief Executive Nick Hockley said they felt it was important for the code to recognize that sanctioned players can switch.

Henderson added that the review will be conducted as soon as possible.

Warner won an IPL trophy with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016, becoming only the third overseas captain to win the IPL, after compatriots the late Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist.

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