Sport Cricket David Warner stalks off the field over sledging. Yes, really
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David Warner stalks off the field over sledging. Yes, really

David Warner belts another in a barrage of boundaries during his exile from first class cricket. Photo: AAP/Glenn Campbell
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Banned Australian star David Warner, infamous  for his full-strength sledging, briefly walked off on Saturday when an opposition player gave him a taste of his own medicine.

Warner, who turned 32 on Saturday, has been serving out the suspension incurred during the ball-tampering scandal by playing in Sydney local cricket.

Her returned to the crease soon after his dramatic exit and went on to make a century for Randwick-Petersham against Western Suburbs.

The incident comes two days before Cricket Australia releases the much-anticipated findings from the two reviews into its on-field and corporate cultures.

The reviews were commissioned after Warner, captain Steve Smith and Test teammate Cameron Bancroft were banned earlier this year as a result of the so-called Sandpapergate debacle in South Africa.

Warner had made 35 on Saturday when he reportedly told an umpire he was removing himself from the game.

But the big-hitting opener, who is notorious for his own on-field sledging, was back at the crease after a couple of minutes.

Warner made 155 last month for Randwick-Petersham in round one of the premier grade competition.

Under the conditions of their 12-month bans, Warner and Smith can play in the local Sydney competition.

The three Test players were banned for their roles after Bancroft was caught using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

Smith and Warner were removed from their leadership roles and banned for 12 months, while Bancroft accepted a nine-month suspension.
CA will release the review findings on Monday in Melbourne.

– with AAP