Sandpaper Gate: Disgraced Australian Trio Likely to Appeal Against Ban
The disgraced trio of Australian cricket, former captain and vice-captain Steven Smith and David Warner, along with the prime perpetrator of the Sandpaper Gate, Cameron Bancroft, are most likely to initiate their protest against their ban in the coming week.
The cut-off date for appealing against their bans is due until mid-week. If reports are to believed, the three are in talks with lawyers about the same.
There is a large consensus within the Australian cricketing community who believe the penalties imposed on the three cricketers are harsh. The ACA (Australian Cricketers’ Association) being one of them.
ACA, which was instrumental in implementing hike for players last year after an ugly payment dispute with CA, tagged the decision as ‘heavier than ICC regulations for ball tampering’.
Both Steven Smith and David Warner were slapped a 12-month ban by CA while Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban. The disgraced trio of Australian cricket, cannot participate in any state level of national competition.
Following the decision from Cricket Australia, their lucrative retained contracts for the year was torn into pieces.
The public breakdown of Steven Smith and David Warner created quite an uproar within media. The public is now sympathetic to Smith’s situation while lashing out at Warner for dodging the questions following a memorized reply for all queries.
Dave would come home from the game and see me in tears in the bedroom: Candice
Following the disastrous press conference, David Warner’s wife termed herself responsible for David Warner’s massive error of judgement.
“I feel like it’s all my fault and it’s killing me — it’s absolutely killing me. He was “protecting me as much as he could and protecting the girls (their children),” Candice Warner stated according to The Telegraph.
“But Dave would come home from the game and see me in tears in the bedroom, and the girls just looking at their mum, it’s been heartbreaking. When we were in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Dave would come home and, yes, I always put on a strong front and I turn out to the games,” revealed the former Ironwoman.
“Also, seeing them wearing the masks, to have people staring and pointing and laughing at me, to have the signs, to have, you know, the songs made up about me, I would have to sit there and cop that,” alleged Warner’s wife, directing towards the jibes at her due to the infamous Toilet Tryst.
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