David Warner ‘s manager alleges CA official’s involvement in Sandpaper gate

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Australian opener, David Warner ‘s manager has made a shocking revelation about the Sandpaper Gate. He said that Warner is innocent and being named the scapegoat.

Cricket Australia faced a major embarrassment in 2018. Three prominent Australian cricketers tampered with the ball using sandpaper in a test match against South Africa. The umpires on the field failed to pick it up. However, the cameraman got a hold of it. They caught the act on camera and displayed the recording on the big screen.

David Warner, Steve Smith, and Cameron Bancroft accepted the charges and pleaded guilty to the illegal act. All three got a year’s ban from playing all forms of cricket. CA told that David Warner was to be the main perpetrator of the scandal who orchestrated the whole thing. As a result, Warner received a ban from captaincy for life.

However, there was a recent change in the code of conduct rule. The change allowed David Warner a second chance to submit his ban for review. But, he withdrew the appeal. CA informed him that the review investigation would happen in a public forum. Warner said that his family is his first priority, and he does not want them to go through any trouble.

“They were told to do it” David Warner ‘s manager makes an explosive allegation

David Warner’s manager has now come to his defense. He alleged that CA officials stayed heavily involved in this entire scandal. He further added that top executives told the senior player to tamper with the ball. Moreover, this scandal reportedly took place to take revenge for the Hobart defeat.

“Two senior executives were in the changing-room in Hobart. And basically were berating the team for losing against South Africa and Warner said we’ve got to reverse-swing the ball. The only way we can reverse-swing the ball is by tampering with it,” 

“And they were told to do it.”

The manager also went on to say that David Warner is being made the scapegoat to protect Cricket Australia’s top executives. Neither David Warner nor Cricket Australia has come forward to react to the statement.

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