David Warner has given up his attempts at having his lifetime leadership ban overturned. In lengthy social media posts that went up shortly before 6 pm on the eve of the Adelaide Test, Warner alleged that the counsel assisting the review panel, which is independent of Cricket Australia, had made “offensive” comments during the process.
A Cricket Australia spokesperson confirmed that they supported Warner’s bid to have the hearing in private.
“We are disappointed with this outcome as our intention was to give David the opportunity to demonstrate why his lifetime leadership ban should be varied at an independent hearing and we amended our Code of Conduct accordingly,” a statement said.
“We supported David’s wish for these discussions to be heard behind closed doors and respect his decision to withdraw his application. David is a very senior and highly regarded member of the Australian team who has been a great ambassador for the game as a whole since his return from a year-long ban.”
The post by David Warner in Social Media: