David Warner, pictured with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, is banned from worldwide cricket until just before next year's World Cup in England. The Aussie batsman has been banned by Cricket Australia from worldwide cricket for one year in the aftermath of the ball tampering incident.
After giving a green signal to Cameron Bancroft, Cricket Australia has given David Warner the go-ahead to play club cricket and will turn up for the Randwick Petersham in the Sydney Premier Cricket Season.
The players are permitted to play grade cricket during their bans.
"We're delighted to have him".
Whitney later said that we have always wanted Warner to play for us but he has been engaged with global matches and other leagues and could not take any time out to play with us.
Warner has been on the books at Randwick Petersham since 2013-14, but has rarely played due to state, worldwide and Indian Premier League commitments. However, they are still free to play Premier Cricket as well overseas domestic competitions, subject to Cricket Australia granting them a No Objection Certificate. Why it is only three or four rounds at this stage, I don't know.
Whitney further said that "Everyone is excited to have him. He will be great in the changing rooms with younger players", Whitney said.
An emotional David Warner speaks to the media in March after returning home from the ball tampering scandal in South Africa.
Smith and Warner were stripped of their respective captaincy and vice-captaincy roles.
Earlier this week, Bancroft was cleared to play club cricket in Western Australia while serving his suspension.