Candice Warner has blamed Cricket Australia (CA) for trying to ‘wipe’ her husband, David Warner, out of the national team following the Sandpaper-gate scandal. The Australian opener was banned by CA from any leadership roles over his involvement in the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town in 2018.
‘There was no support. Basically from when we left the hotel in South Africa, David was wiped. There was no Cricket Australia official helping him. There was nothing. It’s like: ‘Basically you fend for yourself now’. It was basically fended for yourself, see you later. Thanks for your services probably, we’re going to do our best for you not to ever come back and play cricket for our country again. We’re going to blame you for everything. And that’s what they did,” Candice Warner said.
Banning someone for life from leadership is just fundamentally wrong: Smith
“From my point of view, banning someone for life from leadership is just fundamentally wrong. David’s served his time like I did. We know he’s a leader around the group and on and off the field is doing a tremendous job,” Smith said.