Former Australia vice-captain David Warner will not appeal the 12-month ban he received for his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal.
Reports revealed on Wednesday, that former Australia captain Steven Smith has also refrained from contesting his 12-year ban while opening batsman, Cameron Bancroft, also avoided appealing his nine-month ban.
Warner is, however, allowed to play Premier Cricket as well as in overseas domestic competitions if Cricket Australia approves.
Despite rumours suggesting that Warner will give his side of the ball-tampering scandal in a lucrative TV interview, the 31-year-old apologised and accepted the consequences for his actions on Twitter.
I have today let Cricket Australia know that I fully accept the sanctions imposed on me. I am truly sorry for my actions and will now do everything I can to be a better person, teammate and role model.
— David Warner (@davidwarner31) April 5, 2018
This came a day after both Smith and Bancroft took to social media in a similar fashion.
I would give anything to have this behind me and be back representing my country. But I meant what I said about taking full responsibility as Captain of the team. I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them.
— Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) April 4, 2018
Today I lodged the paperwork with Cricket Australia and will be accepting the sanction handed down. I would love to put this behind me and will do whatever it takes to earn back the trust of the Australian public. Thank you to all those who have sent messages of support
— Cameron Bancroft (@cbancroft4) April 4, 2018