Australia's terrific opener David Warner is likely to meet Cricket Australia's (CA) officials to lift his lifetime captaincy ban as the board looks for Aaron Finch's replacement for the ODI captain. The player has already been in conversation with the board since he marks his return to Big Bash League (BBL). He has joined Sydney Thunder and is looking to lead the side.
Alongside conversations, Warner will reportedly meet CA officials next week, letting them reconsider the lifetime captaincy ban. Warner, who was the vice-captain was banned from holding any captaincy role after his involvement in Sandpaper Gate Scandal alongside skipper back then, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft. Notably, Smith was banned from leading for two years.
While talking to Fox Sports, the explosive batsman narrated,
“I have spoken to Nick Hockley, we're going to try and have a catch-up. It's very difficult at the moment, but I'm sure in the next couple of weeks we might be able to. But there's no rush for anything,”
“I think at the end of the day it's about what questions do they want to ask me. That's where the conversation starts, and then we can lead from there. At the end of the day, it's almost a completely new ball game from when 2018 happened. I would be interested to see and hear what their thoughts are and what not. And then we can probably go from there.”
Aaron has already spoken in favour of Warner and believes Sandpaper Gate Scandal has already been put to rest since Smith replaced Pat Cummins recently in red-ball cricket as skipper in Cummins' absence. However, despite seeing Warner as the potential candidate to replace him as ODI captain, he is not sure of CA's decision.