David Warner to join St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

Disgraced Warner playing a reverse sweep at his comeback match in brisbane

David Warner has returned to the cricket field just two months after he was handed a 12-month ban over Australia's ball-tampering scandal.

It looked like a very dominant purple patch period for the Aussie, before he was knocked down viciously by the ball-tampering row that shook the entire cricketing world back in March 2018, as Australia were playing a Test series against South Africa.

Apart from global cricket Warner and Smith were also removed from the Indian Premier League where they were appointed as captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals respectively.

Bancroft is still contracted to Western Australia and Perth Scorchers and is set to join them for pre-season training in June.

Speaking about Warner's signing, St. Lucia Stars' General Manager, Mohammad Khan said that the franchise was excited to have one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era.

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The left-handed batsmen will replace Australia's D'Arcy Short, who is unavailable for the tournament as he will be travelling with the Australia A squad for their tour to India in August and September.

Following the Canadian league, Warner, along with Bancroft, will play in Darwin's limited-overs Strike League.

While he is prohibited from taking part in worldwide cricket and domestic cricket in Australia, he is free to play overseas, and recently signed up for the inaugural Global Twenty20 Canada league in Toronto starting later this month. However, Warner and Smith were also barred from participating in the Indian Premier League 2018 in an independent decision by the IPL's governing body. St Lucia Stars failed to make it to the playoffs in CPL 2017.

The month-long CPL will also feature other Australians like all-rounder Shane Watson and Chris Lynn.

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