Allan Border has called for David Warner’s lifetime leadership ban to be lifted, claiming ball tampering was rife in cricket worldwide.
Warner continues to be punished for his role in the sandpaper scandal which rocked Australian cricket during a 2018 tour to South Africa.
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While former Test skipper Steve Smith, who was also punished over the incident, had his leadership ban lifted two years after the incident, Warner’s lifetime leadership suspension remains intact, despite recent suggestions CA might be considering a change of heart.
Cricket legend and former Australian captain Border wants Warner’s leadership ban dissolved, saying the 35-year-old New South Welshman has “paid his penance” for an action which is common in all forms of cricket.
“It was a…