According to the recent developments in Australian Cricket, the captaincy ban on the prolific batter David Warner is likely to be lifted. His interest and potential to lead the teams in the Big Bash League (BBL) have forced Cricket Australia (CA) to rethink its decision of putting a lifetime ban on Warner's leadership contracts.
It must be noted that Warner, alongside Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft served a ban after the trio was found guilty during the third Test versus South Africa in 2018 due to a ball-tampering scandal. Bancroft served a nine-month ban, whereas, Smith and Warner were suspended for a year.
Smith's Test captaincy was sacked not allowing him to take the role for the next two years, whereas, Warner's chief involvement in the case banned him forever not making him eligible for the captaincy anymore.
Although there has been no such official announcement from CA but the reliable reports hint that the cricket world might soon witness Warner available for leading roles. It is pertinent to mention here he was the vice-captain of the team when the incident took place.
After Smith and Warner were sacked from captain and vice-captain posts respectively, Tim Paine was named the new captain of the team. However, he too was found guilty in the sexting scandal in 2021 and was replaced by Pat Cummins.