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David Warner releases statement in wake of cricket scandal

David Warner has released the following statement in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.

He’s been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia.

“To cricket fans in Australia and all over the world: I am currently on my way back to Sydney.”

“Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket.

“I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it.

“I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans.

“It’s a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy.

“I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisers.

“You will hear from me in a few days.”