David Warner will give his side of the ball-tampering scandal in a lucrative TV interview, according to reports in Australia.
The one-year ban that Warner received for his involvement in the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town is set to cost him A$6-million (about R55-million) in lost earnings, as he will not only be unavailable for Australia but for the lucrative IPL too.
Warner could recoup A$1-million of that by giving an exclusive TV interview, according to Australian journalist David Penberthy, who says senior media and PR circles in Sydney have told him that the player’s PR team plans to sell the story to a commercial station.
‘One of the reasons apparently that Warner didn’t answer so many questions is that he’s keeping his powder dry for a tell-all interview – part of the strategy that is being spearheaded by Roxy Jacenko,’ said Penberthy.
‘He’s taken a A$6-million hit in terms of his earnings. He can recoup at least a million of that from the Nine network or Seven network.
‘That’s apparently why he’s keeping his mouth shut when he’s being asked obvious questions.’