David Warner, banned for 12 months from playing international cricket for his role in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal this year will be part of Channel Nine’s commentary team for the second ODI between Australia and England.
Warner, who will play in the Canada T20 Global League this month and then play club cricket in Darwin, will join Channel Nine’s commentary team in Cardiff on Saturday.
That game will be the second of a five-ODI, one-T20I tour for a depleted Australian side, led by new captain Tim Paine and new coach Justin Langer. After victories in two warm-up games this week, the series begins properly on Wednesday at The Oval.
‘Dave is the best one-day and T20 batsman of the past decade so he’s perfectly placed to join our coverage for the UK series,’ Nine’s director of sport Tom Malone said.
‘People have tried to paint Dave as the villain in all this, but he’s been hurting as much as the others.
‘We’ve had a professional relationship with Dave for five years now we’ve always found him to be a pretty normal and humble bloke. He just wants to atone for his mistakes and move on. I hope Australia gives all of them that chance.’
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