Warner now can apply to have his lifetime leadership ban modified

David Warner got a lifetime ban on captaincy during the ball-tampering issue in 2018. He can now apply to have his ban modified after Cricket Australia amended the code of conduct.

But the CA board requested a code of conduct review at the October board meeting to be conducted by CA’s head of integrity Jacqui Partridge.

CA released a statement on Monday outlining that the recommendations of that review have been accepted and granted formal approval.

CA’s statement on the following issue:

“Under the changes, players and support staff can now apply to have long-term sanctions modified,” the statement said.

"Any applications will be considered by a three-person Review Panel, comprising independent Code of Conduct Commissioners, which must be satisfied that exceptional circumstances exist to justify modifying a sanction.

"These circumstances and considerations will include whether the subject of the sanction has demonstrated genuine remorse; the subject’s conduct and behaviour since the imposition of the sanction; whether rehabilitation programs have been completed undertaken (if applicable) and the length of time that has passed since the sanction was imposed and whether sufficient time has passed to allow for reform or rehabilitation.

"The code of conduct states this process: ‘Acknowledges that Players and Player Support Personnel are capable of genuine reform or rehabilitation and is intended to provide the Player or Player Support Personnel with an opportunity to resume their previously held positions or responsibilities in specific circumstances.’

“The hearing of an application is not an appeal, or a review of the original sanction imposed.”