JOHANNESBURG- Former vice captain of cricket Australia David Warner, now banned player has broken his silence and has posted an apology on his Twitter page on his role of the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the cricket fraternity.

Warner and Steve Smith-captain were both given one year bans after Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland decided that the pair should be given that sanction after he was debriefed of a completed internal investigation that found them the only senior culprits.

They both hatched a plan to alter the condition of the ball using sandpaper on day three of the third Test at Newlands in Cape Town, while Bancroft, the enforcer, was given a nine-month suspension.

Warner apologised to Australian cricket fans and cricket fans around world.

His statement reads; “To cricket fans in Australia and all around the world: I am currently on my way back to Sydney. Mistakes have been made that have damaged cricket. I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it. I understand the distress that it’s caused the sport and its fans. It’s a stain on the sport we all love, and I have loved since I was a boy. I need to take a deep breath and spend some time with my family, friends and trusted advisors. You will hear from me in a few days.”

The final and fourth tests between the Proteas and Australia will get underway in Johannesburg-Wanderers on Friday, with Tim Paine taking over as captain.

Photo Credit- India TV

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