The Australian Cricketer, David Warner admitted his involvement in the ball tampering scandal. He was found to be the mastermind of the scandal. Apparently, he was the one who told Cameron Bancroft to use sandpaper on the ball in order to make it reverse. He also demonstrated as to how the act should be carried out.
After reaching back to Australia, David Warner attended a press conference. In the press conference, he avoided all questions about whether more people were involved. But Warner took the responsibility of the scandal.
“As I said, I’m here to take full responsibility for the part I played in this. It’s extremely regrettable. I’m very sorry. I really just want to move on from this,” he said to one question — a sentiment he repeated several times.
“You haven’t answered the question,” one journalist said after another indirect answer.
A reporter yelled out “Why won’t you answer questions?” as Warner left the room.
The 31-year-old also refused to answer when asked if this was the first time he had ever tampered with the ball.
Warner fears his international career may be over because of his role in the scandal.
“In the back of my mind I suppose there is a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again, but I am resigned to the fact that that may never happen,” he said.
Asked if retirement was an option, Warner said: “That’s something that I will continue to sit down with my family and weigh up all my considerations before I make any decisions.”
Warner cut short the press conference when asked if he was being singled out as the mastermind of the scandal.
“It’s tough for me to talk about my thought space given the circumstances that happened in Durban but I am here to take full responsibility for my actions for what happened on day three at Newlands in Cape Town,” he said.
“I’m extremely sorry and I really regret that.” he concluded.
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