‘My phone’s here’, David Warner ready to talk leadership with Cricket Australia | Cricket News

SYDNEY: David Warner says he still considers leadership roles a privilege and is ready to speak to Cricket Australia about ending the ban imposed on him for his part in the tampering incident Newlands balloon.
The 35-year-old was banned from elite play for a year and from managerial positions for life by Cricket Australia after being tried for playing the lead role in the 2018 scandal.
Australia have a vacancy as one-day international captain after Aaron Finch decided to step down on the back of poor form and there is no guarantee he will continue as skipper Twenty20 after the next World Cup.
“Any chance you’re asked to be captain or whatever, it’s a privilege,” Warner told Fox Sports on Tuesday.
“For my situation, it’s in the hands of Cricket Australia and I can only focus on what I have to do, and that’s use the bat and try to get as many runs as possible.
“My phone is there. At the end of the day, what’s been done in the past is done. There’s a new board and I’m always happy to sit down and discuss anything.”
test captain pat cumminswho is the favorite to take over ODI, and several former Australian players have been lobbying in the media for Warner’s ban to be lifted.
Warner said it was by no means certain that Finch would also move away from the shortest form of the international game.
“He didn’t say if he would finish after the Cricket World Cup Twenty20,” he added.
“Obviously we’re all backing him and backing him 100%. He also likes the short form of the game. I’m sure he’ll go back to the nets and work hard and figure out what he needs to do to put points on table.”
Australia’s T20 World Cup title defense begins against New Zealand in Sydney on October 22.

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