Warner should either put up with review or shut up

Steve Smith was subject to a two-year ban by the captaincy due to his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner remains under a permanent ban. Cricket Australia claims that Warner had devised the cheating plan and Smith signed it off before they tried to cover it all up.

O’Keefe says that looking back on the scandal, it is clear that Warner did the wrong thing, but believes the punishment was too harsh and that he is right to not want his family to relive the drama. “We all know what happened. We’ve all moved on from it. Just change your decisions. Let him captain Australia,” he says.

Some fans may agree and have criticised Cricket Australia’s decision to outsource Warner’s review to an external party. As the Herald’s chief cricket writer Malcolm Conn sees it, on the one hand Cricket Australia “have put their collective arm around Warner and pulled together an unprecedented deal to have him play in the Big Bash despite a hectic international schedule. And in return Cricket Australia left Warner to the vagaries of a process they lost control of”.

Warner was the one who demanded the review at the end of it all. He he brought it on himself.


Cricket Australia agreed to Warner’s request and decided to commission an independent authority to review the matter. Some claim this was cowardice. Others say it was an act of transparency.

When the external authority decided to hold the review in public Warner decided he didn’t like the terms. He He wanted the review to be closed to the public, but he was unsuccessful in getting that. Warner was different. Herald Sunshine is the best medicine to heal a bad chapter in Australian sporting history, according to Sunil. And Warner is wrong. Herald Trust in the sporting heroes of cricket is more important than the personal interests of one player.

No matter your position on the issue, one thing is certain: the public image of the game is being tarnished once more. Warner and the code must find a way out of this mess. The public will not forget.

Warner and his supporters have used a clever and careful public relations strategy to turn victim into villain. Now, supporters are suggesting that Warner was a lesser figure in the cheating scandal. This is contrary to what Cricket Australia originally claimed. If true, they should show the evidence.

Warner should accept that he cheated, and get the punishment he was handed, or he can try to have the ban on leadership overturned through a review process, even if it’s public.

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Merry C. Vega is a highly respected and accomplished news author. She began her career as a journalist, covering local news for a small-town newspaper. She quickly gained a reputation for her thorough reporting and ability to uncover the truth.

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