'Warner's not a bad person' - Williamson

IPL 2018 Sunrisers Hyderabad Will Wait For Cricket Australia Decision On David Warner Says VVS Laxman

While Smith was set to lead Rajasthan Royals, David Warner had been named captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Confirming the news, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the BCCI chose to bar the two players from this season of the lucrative T20 tournament, keeping in mind the Cricket Australia's decision.

David Warner has stepped down as captain of IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad as the fall-out from the Australian ball-tampering scandal continues. "The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly". IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla says Indian officials subsequently extended the ban to their lucrative Twenty20 league.

On top of that, the left-handed opener, apparently, voluntarily left a Whatsapp group of all the Australian players after the tampering incident.

The New Zealand batsman made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings in the 2015 edition, and has since played 15 games, scoring 411 runs including three fifties, at an average of 31.62, with a strike rate of 129.25. They now await the decision of the CA to know if Smith will be available for the season.

Unfortunately, he won't be playing IPL this year following Cricket Australia's decision to ban him along with Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft.

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Things got worse after the ball-tampering row rocked cricket where Warner was one of the prime culprits. Sent home by Cricket Australia for his actions detriment to the spirit of the national team in South Africa, Warner is likely to be punished and could sit out of cricket for a long duration.

The BCCI barred David Warner and his partner in crime Steve Smith from participating in the IPL 11.

England great Bob Willis cautioned CA not to overreact and suspend Warner, Smith and "the lame duck" Bancroft for lengthy periods. Like Warner, both players could yet launch appeals against their sanctions.

The fallout to the controversy has continued with the first significant commercial impact for Cricket Australia being Test title sponsors Magellan ending their deal one year into a three-year contract.

Warner has, however, been banned from all leadership positions in Australian cricket for life.

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