David Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain

David Warner has stepped down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain after the ball-tampering saga that rocked Australian cricket in the last few days.

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In the wake of ball-tampering incident, Warner too gives up his IPL captaincy.

David Warner has stepped down as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain on Wednesday in the wake of his involvement in the ball-tampering incident that rocked Australian cricket in the last few days.

“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the team will be announced shortly,” K. Shanmugam, CEO of SRH confirmed.

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On Tuesday, Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were sent back home in disgrace, ahead of the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said that the sanctions, to be announced later tonight are going to be 'significant'.

Earlier, after the ball-tampering row became massive, Smith too had given up the captaincy of Rajasthan Royals. The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League starts on April 7, with the opener to be played at Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.