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Ball Tampering Scandal: Tearful Warner apologise for his role, admits he may never play for country

[caption id="attachment_64835" align="alignnone" width="580"]Warner An emotional David Warner during a press conference in Sydney on Saturday. Image Source: Twitter[/caption]

Internet Desk: After two days since arriving home, Australian opener David Warner finally broke his silence on the ball tampering scandal that shocked the cricketing world. Warner made a tearful apology on Saturday for his role in the incident. The former Australian vice captain also admitted that he may not be given another opportunity to play for his country.

The left-handed opener repeatedly said he was taking "full responsibility" in the controversy, but did not answer several queries about who was aware of the ball-tampering and whether it was the first such incident within the team. The dashing opener thought it wise to keep quiet for the moment, raising speculations about his role in the team. Later in a tweet he clarified he should have answered the questions.

"I can honestly say I have only wanted to bring glory to my country through playing cricket. In striving to do so I have made the decision which has had the opposite effect and it's one that I will regret for as long as I live," said 31 year old Warner during the media conference in Sydney.

Australian captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner were handed a 12 months ban by Cricket Australia while Cameron Bancroft was suspended for 9 months for his role in ball tampering. It was Bancroft who used sandpaper to alter the condition of the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Newlands, which was caught live on TV cameras.

Warner is suspected to hatch the plan for ball tampering and has been charged by Cricket Australia.

On being asked about a possible appeal, Warner said: "That's something that I will continue to sit down with my family and weigh up all my considerations before I make any decisions."

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