Published: Mon, June 18, 2018
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David Warner Joins St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

David Warner Joins St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

The left-handed batsmen will replace Australia's D'Arcy Short, who is unavailable for the tournament as he will be travelling with the Australia A squad for their tour to India in August and September.

Australian batsman David Warner has agreed to join St Lucia Stars for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The duo's suspension is limited to representing Australia and domestic competitions within the country, they are free to participate in domestic competitions outside the control of Cricket Australia (CA).

The explosive opening batsman and former Aussie vice-cpatain is now banned from worldwide cricket by Australia following his role in a ball tampering incident vs South Africa earlier this year.

"David is arguably one of the greatest batsman of the modern era and a winning player", Stars general manager Mohammad Khan said.

The 31-year-old has also committed to playing two one-day matches in the Top End as part of the NT Strike League in late July, while fellow suspended player Cameron Bancroft will play the entire tournament.

While Warner is banned from playing worldwide cricket for a year, he will be playing a lot of competitive cricket as he joined the Winnipeg Hawks for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada, which starts on June 28.

This will be Warner's first appearance in the Caribbean Premier League.

St Lucia Stars begin their CPL campaign against Trinbago Knight Riders on August 8.

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