Warner’s wife shoulders blame
SYDNEY. – Disgraced Australia former vice-captain David Warner’s wife Candice said yesterday she blamed herself for his part in the cricket ball-tampering scandal, adding that the taunts they faced in South Africa took a huge toll. Opening batsman Warner was banned for one year from domestic and international cricket over the plot to change the condition of the ball on the third day of the third Test against South Africa eight days ago.
In a tearful press conference in Sydney on Saturday, the 31-year-old spoke of his fear that he would never get to represent Australia again as his wife watched on.
“I feel like it’s all my fault and it’s killing me – it’s absolutely killing me,” Candice Warner told Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.
The Test series was already fractious before the ball-tampering affair, with a row between David Warner and Quinton de Kock during the first Test which the Australian said was sparked when the South African insulted his wife. – AFP