David Warner and Cameron Bancroft set to play in a limited-overs tournament in Darwin

David Warner
David Warner

Banned Australian cricketers David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up to play in a limited-overs tournament in Darwin in July.

Warner and Bancroft are banned from playing international or state cricket due to their roles in the ball-tampering scandal during Australia's Test against South Africa at Newlands in March.

The duo, alongside former Australia skipper Steve Smith who was also suspended, can play club cricket in Australia or in domestic leagues overseas, with Smith recently signing up to play in the Global T20 in Canada.

Warner and Bancroft have already agreed to play grade cricket this season, and both have agreed to make appearances in the Northern Territory's Strike League, a four-week tournament involving four teams who will play a mix of Twenty20 and one-day games.

Bancroft, who is serving a nine-month ban, will be available for the whole tournament while Warner, whose suspension lasts for a year, will feature in one-day matches on July 21 and 22.

Warner said: "I'm really looking forward to playing in the Strike League in July. I heard so much about the competition while I was in Darwin earlier this month that I'm keen to be part of it."

Northern Territory Cricket chief executive Joel Morrison said: "Their presence and experience will be invaluable for our local players, and it's a big endorsement for the fantastic work being done by the staff at NT Cricket to make Darwin the winter destination of choice for Australian cricket."

Related cricket links

Like what you've read?
Help your friends Know It All by sharing this article to your social media.

Most Read

Mark Davis1

Ronnie rumbled by inspired Davis

Mark Davis pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career when thrashing Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 to book his place in the final of English Open.

Tempers boil over with Jose Mourinho (centre) in Chelsea v Manchester United2

Mourinho on touchline fallout

Chelsea's Marco Ianni will be asked to explain himself to Maurizio Sarri for provoking Jose Mourinho in the 2-2 draw with Man United.

The Premier League round-up for Saturday October 203

Premier League round-up

Man City hit five against Burnley, Liverpool edge Huddersfield, Cardiff got their first win of the season and Tottenham won the London derby at West Ham.

Frankie Dettori and Cracksman on their way to more Champion Stakes success4

Cracksman tears apart Champion field

Cracksman bounced back to his brilliant, dominating, best with a ruthless victory in a one-sided QIPCO British Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Today's Racing Tips5

Sunday's racing preview

Keith Hamer previews Sunday's racing in the UK and Ireland with the nap and next best selections both coming on the National Hunt card at Kempton.

Most Read

Mark Davis1

Ronnie rumbled by inspired Davis

Mark Davis pulled off one of the biggest wins of his career when thrashing Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-1 to book his place in the final of English Open.

Tempers boil over with Jose Mourinho (centre) in Chelsea v Manchester United2

Mourinho on touchline fallout

Chelsea's Marco Ianni will be asked to explain himself to Maurizio Sarri for provoking Jose Mourinho in the 2-2 draw with Man United.

The Premier League round-up for Saturday October 203

Premier League round-up

Man City hit five against Burnley, Liverpool edge Huddersfield, Cardiff got their first win of the season and Tottenham won the London derby at West Ham.

Frankie Dettori and Cracksman on their way to more Champion Stakes success4

Cracksman tears apart Champion field

Cracksman bounced back to his brilliant, dominating, best with a ruthless victory in a one-sided QIPCO British Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Today's Racing Tips5

Sunday's racing preview

Keith Hamer previews Sunday's racing in the UK and Ireland with the nap and next best selections both coming on the National Hunt card at Kempton.

Racing Tips

Today's Racing Tips

Sunday's racing preview

Keith Hamer previews Sunday's racing in the UK and Ireland with the nap and next best selections both coming on the National Hunt card at Kempton.

Nap Of The Day

Daily Nap: May day

Ben Linfoot landed a 5/1 winning Champions Day nap on Saturday and he's in the hotseat on Sunday as the Sporting Life Daily Nap runs at Naas.

The Breeders' Cup returns to Churchill Downs this year

Antepost Angle: Breeders' Cup

Matt Brocklebank takes an early look at the Breeders' Cup with a handful of recommended bets including West Coast in the Classic.

Next Race Off

01:43 Delta Downs
1
(1)
Fender Baby
J: Kerwin Clark
4
(4)
Musket's Cup Cake
J: Timothy Thornton
2
(2)
Green Lakes
J: Kevin Smith

Football Tips

Our best bets for Everton v Crystal Palace

Everton to continue winning run?

Super Sunday's only game sees Everton take on Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. We have a best bet for the game.

Our best bets for this week's Monday Night Football

Arsenal to make it ten in a row?

Monday Night Football this week comes from the Emirates as Arsenal take on Leicester. We have 4/1 and 13/1 best bets.

Enable storms to victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Sporting Life Tipping Record

A look at how the Sporting Life recommended bets have performed in October 2018.