With his teammates Steven Smith and Cameron Bancroft, Warner smooths the ball with sandpaper during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The trio ignore the fact that television cameras are recording everything. This sparked an unprecedented riot in Australia, which also involved Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. “I’ve always thought it was inconceivable that the Australian cricket team would be involved in a fraud,” he said earlier this week. read more below
After Warner has already been banned for a year, he made his findings in an emotional press conference today. He announced his retirement as an international in tears and sank to dust. “I have failed in my responsibility as second captain. I apologize to all Australian players, cricket fans or not,” Warner said in tears. This should never have happened and it should never happen again. In the weeks and months to come, I will seek answers to the question of how this could have happened and who I really am. I can ask for professional help for this.