David Warner received a two-year ban in 2018 for his role in a ball-tampering scandal.
David Warner has criticized Cricket Australia (CA) for its attempt last year to lift his lifetime captaincy ban.
Due to his role in a ball-tampering scandal, Warner and Steve Smith received a two-year ban in 2018. He was also banned from leadership by CA.
However, Warner filed an appeal in November of last year to have his ban overturned after CA rewrote its code of conduct.
Which had previously stated that players could not review a sanction once they had accepted it.
Warner was scheduled to appear before a three-member panel.
But he decided to withdraw his appeal after learning that the hearing would be held in private.
“It was laughable.
I needed to take care of it and they kept on dilly dallying and not offering responses. Nobody wanted to take responsibility or make a choice.
Warner told the Sydney Morning Herald, “You have an administration where there seemed to be a lack of leadership.”
Warner suggested that despite his desire to end the entire drama, CA continued to drag the issue out, affecting his performance on the field as well.
“They could have stopped it right away, but I keep getting phone calls on day one, day two, and day three of the Test matches and have to talk to lawyers and other people when I don’t have to.
Because I couldn’t think clearly enough to play the game and focus on it, I actually felt disrespected.
So it wasn’t even like, “Oh, let’s stop and we’ll come back to this,” from that perspective. It was nine months, it was sent off in February (2022). “I was very disappointed,” he continued.