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IPL 2018: David Warner no longer the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, franchisee CEO K. Shanmugam

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 March 2018, 12:42 IST

Australian cricket team is facing a lot of outrages after plotting ball tampering and caught red-handed. Following the ball tampering scandal the Australian skipper Steve Smith and David Warner stepped down as the captain and vice-captain of Australian cricket team.

However, the problems of the Australia skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner’s hasn't yet ended here. The cricketers will face trouble in upcoming IPL after the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Test.

According to report, Australian cricketer David Warner has stepped-down as the skipper of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

SRH CEO took to Twitter and made the announcement. He wrote, " 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, SunRisers Hyderabad."

Earlier, BCCI has made it clear that the cricketers will be automatically out of the 11th edition of IPL if their host body Cricket Australia bans them for being involved in the whole episode against South Africa in Cape Town.

Earlier Wriddhiman Saha, part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, felt the decision isn’t going to impact the team much. “Our team is strong enough to replace Warner,” he told reporters in Kolkata.” The team was decided based on the captain. It is possible we will get affected but with the reserve that we have, it won’t impact much.

“We will definitely have a very strong side if Warner remains in the team. But we have enough replacements to make a good side if not 100 per cent but closer to that. We can try and fill in the void.”

Before David Warner, Australian skipper Steve Smith stepped down as Rajasthan Royals captain, later Ajinkya Rahane was elected as team captain.

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First published: 28 March 2018, 12:20 IST