Disgraced Australian cricketer David Warner has accepted responsibility for his part in the ball tampering scandal.
In a message posted on his official Twitter page, Warner 31 apologised to crickets fans the world over for what he claimed were mistakes made by him.
The statement read;
‘To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am currently on my way back to Sydney. Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket. I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it. I understand the distress this has caused the sport and it’s fans. It’s a stain on the game we all love, and I have loved since I was a boy. I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisors. You will hear from me in a few days.’
Warner was suspended yesterday by Cricket Australia, along with captain Steve Smith for 12 months following the ball tampering investigation, while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months for their part in it. Cricket Australia also banned Warner from ever captaining an Australian side again. He has also stepped down as captain of IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad, and will not participate in the 2018 competition.