Australia's Warner joins St Lucia Stars in CPL

Elena Summers
June 20, 2018

Former Australian skipper, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed 12-Month ban from global cricket due to the Cape Town ball tampering case in a test match against South Africa.

Bancroft is still contracted to Western Australia and Perth Scorchers and is set to join them for pre-season training in June.

We are excited to bring David to the Saint Lucia Stars.

The left-handed batsmen will replace Australia's D'Arcy Short, who is unavailable for the tournament as he will be travelling with the Australia A squad for their tour to India in August and September. "David is arguably one of the greatest batsman of the modern era and a winning player", said Stars general manager Mohammad Khan. After playing in Canada, he will return to Australia for the Darwin Strike League in July.

Banned Australian cricket David Warner will play in this year's Caribbean Premier League. The incident also led to suspensions for captain Steve Smith and opener Cameron Bancroft.

St Lucia Stars will play their first game of the 2018 edition against Trinbago Knight Riders, the defending champions, on August 8.

Warner was making a debut of his own during the match, joining Channel Nine's broadcast team for the first time as he continues his attempts at rebuilding his public image following the disastrous tour of South Africa. He further added his expectations of Warner adding value to the dressing room and on the field as well. The month-long tournament will also feature fellow Aussies Shane Watson and Chris Lynn, apart from other foreign stars like Hashim Amla, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor and Imran Tahir.

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