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Cricket Australia ‘very sad’ about Warner family tragedy

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Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland has expressed sadness at news Candice and David Warner lost an unborn baby in the wake of the ball-tampering saga.

In an interview with Australian Women’s Weekly, Candice Warner said she suffered a miscarriage a week after her husband’s emotional media conference, saying she “paid the ultimate price” losing the baby.

She said the stress and taunting she received during the South African series and in the wake of the scandal led to her miscarriage.

Sutherland told Neil Mitchell he was recently made aware of their loss.

“It’s tragic circumstances for the family and a very difficult situation to work through at the best of times,” he said.

“We feel very sad about that.”

Sutherland joined Neil Mitchell in the 3AW studio on Thursday, touching on a range of issues.

He said Warner, along with fellow banished cricketers Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, deserved “every opportunity” to try and return to the Australian team once their bans were served.

He also tried to explain why India refused to play a day-night Test against Australia this summer.

“With every country we’ve invited to play day-night Test cricket, it’s been the first time for all of them and they’ve shown a great deal of concern and trepidation about it, India more than others,” Sutherland said.

“We respect and understand that.

“We know that it’s just another game of cricket, it just happens to be a pink ball and played as a day-night match.

“Perhaps India haven’t recognised that.

“They want to play one at home before they do it away.”

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