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David Warner to feature in CPL this year

David Warner to feature in CPL this year

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jun 2018, 11:06 am

St. Lucia, June 16 (IBNS): Carribean Premier League side St Lucia Stars on Saturday announced signing of banned Australian cricketer David Warner for the upcoming season of the T20 tournament.

" Warner will replace fellow Australian, D’Arcy Short, who is no longer available for the tournament due to being selected for Australia A’s tour of India which takes place in August and September," read a statement issued by the CPL.

This will be Warner's first appearance in the CPL.

"A veteran of 243 T20 matches, 70 of which are internationals, Warner brings a huge amount of experience to the Stars squad. With 7,668 T20 runs and six T20 hundreds, fans of the Hero CPL can look forward to him adding to that tally when the Stars get their tournament underway on 8 August," read the CPL statement.

Speaking about the signing of Warner, Stars’ General Manager, Mohammad Khan said: “We are excited to bring David to the Saint Lucia Stars. David is arguably one of the greatest batsman of the modern era and a winning player. He is going to add a lot of value on the field and in the dressing room as we pursue our first Hero CPL Title.”

Warner was handed a 12 months ban by Cricket Australia following his involvement in ball tampering scam in South Africa earlier this year.

Apart from Warner,  former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft were also banned by Cricket Australia for their involvement in the scam during the Cape Town Test in March.

Smith was also banned for nine months but  Bancroft was handed nine months ban.