The legendary Ian Chappell believes there isn’t a level in lifting David Warner‘s lifetime captaincy ban as he feels that age is just not in favour of the mercurial left-hander. Chappell, 71, is of the view Warner would have been an excellent chief if he was entrusted with the accountability at a younger age. “If Cricket Australia were to lift the ban on Warner, what’s that going to do? I mean, you’re not going to appoint Warner captain of any Australian team, are you? He’s too old,” Chappell was quoted as saying by Channel Nine’s Wide World of Sports.
“And he’s not going to be given the role because the captain has got to be young enough to be able to lead by example, and those days are gone for David.” The former Australia skipper feels Warner wished his captaincy ban to be lifted as he wished to guide his BBL aspect Sydney Thunder.
“I think David probably wanted the leadership for his BBL team (the Sydney Thunder) so that he could help them,” Chappell mentioned.
“He (Warner) would have been a very good leader for them, he thinks very aggressively about the game. Whatever leadership position he had, he would be good at it.
The lifetime captaincy ban was imposed on Warner for his role in the 2018 ball tampering scandal in Cape Town, also known as ‘Sandpapergate’.
Chappell also hit out at Cricket Australia for the way it handled the issue, accusing the board of “defending its personal bottom”.
“They (CA) take care of themselves, they do not take care of the participant. This (Warner saga) is simply one other instance of Cricket Australia not being superb, it has been dealt with badly,” he said.
“My level is that Cricket Australia won’t ever do something within the curiosity of the gamers or the participant; they’ll solely ever do something to guard their very own bottom.”
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