David Warner. Credits: Twitter
David Warner. Credits: Twitter

David Warner is about to get a big cash offer from Cricket Australia in an effort to salvage cricket Australia’s relationship with Seven. The offer comes in an attempt to secure David Warner for Big Bash in a last-ditch effort to revive the Twenty20 competition and mend the relationship with Channel Seven.

If the offer goes through, the Australian batter will rejig his career to focus on the Big Bash League over IPL.

Australia's David Warner (Associated Press)
Australia’s David Warner (Associated Press)

David Warner May Get Big Cash Offer From Cricket Australia

Seven West Media, which owns Channel Seven, started court proceedings against Cricket Australia, arguing that Cricket Australia had breached its $450 million contract and could not meet the standards set out for the Big Bash League.  CA is set to make an offer from $340,000 and could rise beyond $500,000.

David Warner’s manager, James Erskine, did not go into details, but he said: “We’re working with Cricket Australia to achieve the best outcome for everyone.

Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia

These comments are interesting when one considers that David Warner got banned for a year in 2018 over the Cape Town sandpaper scandal.

Seven Will Continue To Air Cricket Australia Content Until The Matter Resolves

If Cricket Australia manages to secure David Warner, this could mean a boost in ratings and much attention for the Big Bash League, which it desperately needs and could ultimately benefit Seven if it translates into a success.

It’d be impossible to say whether that be enough for Cricket Australia to revive its relationship with Seven West Media at this point, but it is interesting to see if the deal comes to fruition if it pays off. Seven has not received a response. However, it’s worth noting Seven will continue to air Cricket Australia content until the matter is resolved.

David Warner of Delhi Capitals (Courtesy of BCCI/PTI)
David Warner of Delhi Capitals (Courtesy of BCCI/PTI)

Due to his international commitments in a tightly scheduled calendar year, David Warner has played just three BBL matches with his last appearance made in 2014. The Australian opener played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022 last season. He was the player of the tournament in Australia’s title triumph in the T20I World Cup in UAE last year.

David Warner, Delhi Capitals’ leading scorer in IPL 2022 had amassed 432 runs in 12 games averaging 48 at a strike rate of 150.52.

The veteran left-hander has had an excellent IPL 2022 season after a disappointing IPL 2021 for Sunrisers Hyderabad-the franchise that axed him. David Warner played eight games for SRH in IPL 2021, scoring 195 runs at an average of 24.37 and a strike rate of 107.73.