Warner To Play In CPL 2018

Warner To Play In CPL 2018

Warner To Play In CPL 2018

David Warner will join St Lucia Stars as a replacement for D'Arcy Short, it was confirmed on Saturday (June 16).

Warner, along with former skipper Steve Smith, was handed a one-year ban from both domestic and global cricket while bowler Cameron Bancroft was given a suspension of nine months for their involvement in ball-tampering scandal that took place during the third Test of the four-match series against South Africa in March this year.

The duo's suspension is limited to representing Australia and domestic competitions within the country, they are free to participate in domestic competitions outside the control of Cricket Australia (CA).

The upcoming season of the T20 league kicks off on August 8 with Trinbago Knight Riders, the defending champions, taking on St Lucia Stars.

The deposed Australian Test skipper was drafted for Toronto Nationals, leading to the possibility of a Smith v Warner showdown at the tournament.

Short is no longer available for the tournament after being selected for Australia A's tour of India in August and September. Warner struck 109 against South Africa in a one-day worldwide in Saint Kitts the last time he played in the Caribbean two years ago.

The 31-year-old has also committed to playing two one-day matches in the Top End as part of the NT Strike League in late July, while fellow suspended player Cameron Bancroft will play the entire tournament.

"We are excited to bring David to the Saint Lucia Stars", said Stars general manager Mohammad Khan.

Warner scored a stunning century in the comeback T20 match against the Australia National High Performance.

Warner had some memories to cherish when he played on the Caribbean field.

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