Fast forward to 2022 and the Australian Cricketers’ Association wrote to CA to point out a lifetime ban was too harsh, and having done plenty of time, could Warner’s leadership ban be re-visited? Warner wasn’t a realistic chance to captain his country beyond a fill-in or two, but post-career roles in cricket were also on his mind.
By accepting the bans in 2018, however, Warner had no recourse for appeal under CA’s limited code of conduct. It would require a re-writing of the code of conduct, but CA’s board seemed happy to give Warner the chance to win “parole”.
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