Warner to make debut appearance for St Lucia Stars

Ross Houston
June 19, 2018

David Warner will make his first appearance in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this year, after being signed by the St Lucia Stars.

Warner replaces fellow big-hitting Australian D'Arcy Short, who was ruled out of the tournament after being selected in Australia A's tour of India.

Following his 12-month ban by Cricket Australia for the ball-tampering incident against South Africa in March, Warner has signed on for multiple Twenty20 tournaments and is also set to play grade cricket in Sydney.

Stars general manager Mohammad Khan said: "We are excited to bring David to the Saint Lucia Stars".

Warner is now serving a one-year ban - along with Steve Smith, who was also stripped of the captaincy - for his part in the scandal in South Africa, while Bancroft is suspended for nine months.

Warner has also agreed to feature for Sydney's Randwick Petersham and in Darwin's NT Strike League as he serves his suspension. Despite being on a ban from state and global cricket in Australia due to the ball tampering incident in March, can still can play in domestic tournaments overseas.

David Warner, during his press conference regarding the ball-tampering saga, will play in the Caribbean Premier League during his ban. Opening batsman, Bancroft, was handed a ban of nine months and he is eligible for selection in the national side from the last week of December this year.

St Lucia Stars will play their first game of the 2018 edition against defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders on August 8.

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