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Clarke’s statement on ball tempering case, Cricket Australia implicated David Warner

Michael Clarke David Warner Australia: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has expressed a big reaction to David Warner and the ball tempering case. Accusing Cricket Australia, he said that Warner has been framed. Clark believes that the governing body is adopting double standards in this matter. Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were accused in the 2018 sandpaper case in Cape Town, South Africa. But only Warner received a leadership ban for life, while Smith was given a one-year ban and an additional 12 months in leadership positions.

Smith is currently captaining Australia in the second Test against the West Indies in Adelaide as skipper Pat Cummins is injured. "I don’t think it is a matter of concern, it is the fact that it has taken so long to handle. I see this as very inconsistent."

Clark said, "I find it very hard to believe that it is okay for one player to be in a leadership role, but not for another. If CA had decided for all those involved in what happened in South Africa that none of them was going to play a leadership role, it would have been a fair decision."

Clarke believes that Warner has been made a scapegoat for the sandpaper case in 2018. I don’t know whether it is fair to make David Warner a complete scapegoat and say that everyone else can be normal. We’ll forgive you, but we won’t forgive David." At the same time, Clarke, Australia’s 2015 ODI World Cup-winning captain, admitted that he was not 100 per cent supportive of any of the three being in leadership roles.

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