Suspended Australian opener, David Warner is all set to get his cricket career back on track.
The southpaw is expected to be a part of the Sydney Premier Cricket season with Randwick Petersham. As per the President of the Club and a former Australian pacer, Mike Whitney told the Southern Courier, Warner has committed to play at least first three of the four matches for the club.
Meanwhile, he will also be involved in pre-season training. Warner will further help the young club cricketers of the club with batting tips and the experiences he had while playing for the national team.
“We’re delighted to have him. He’s one of the best players Australia has had since World War Two. He’s been speaking to one of our club officials, and he has committed to the first three or four rounds of the season.
Why it is only three or four rounds at this stage, I don’t know. Everyone is excited to have him. He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players,” Whitney said.
The former Aussie fast bowler had reached out to Warner last month. It was after Cricket Australia handed Warner a one-year suspension for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa a couple of months back.
Warner has been on the radar of Randwick Petersham since 2013-14. It was after he joined the neighbouring Eastern Suburbs Club.
However, he has rarely been seen turning up for the club to his prior commitments with the state, national team and different T20 leagues all around the world.
Warner is one of the most prolific run-scorers for Australia across all three formats of the game, and his inclusion in the club side will benefit the team in the long run.
The trio is eligible to play club cricket
Meanwhile, the ban which has been imposed on Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft is applicable in the state, international and other affairs.
However, they are eligible to take part in only club cricket. The tainted trio will be plying their trade in grade cricket while they serve their respective suspensions.