David Warner quits as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad after ball tampering scandal

Rahane will lead the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League 2018

Rahane will lead the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League 2018

Like Harbhajan Singh, who was vocal in a tweet about the quantum of punishment the ICC meted out to Smith and Cameron Bancroft, feeling aggrieved at both being let off to easily, Saha said, rules should be the same for everyone.

Warner, along with the Australian skipper Steve Smith and opener Cameron Bancroft came in the line of fire due to the scandal which broke out during the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

'The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly'.

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland revealed on Tuesday that Smith, vice-captain Warner and Bancroft were the only members of the touring party involved in the plot to manipulate the condition of the ball and they are expected to face further sanctions. No one knew about the plan other than these three. Wriddhiman Saha, who'll be playing for SRH this year, however, felt the decision isn't going to impact the team much. Sutherland, on his part has promised a thorough probe into the scandal before further decisions are announced. It's clear that the owners are willing to compromise sporting ideals in their effort to keep a match-winning player in the squad.

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"Matthew Renshaw, Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns are the three replacements for the squad till the end of the tour and they will join the squad within the next 24 hours", Sutherland told reporters present at the briefing.

It was only a month ago when Warner was the toast of Australian cricket, earning plaudits from teammates and coaches for the way he led the side to Twenty20 tri-series success in New Zealand.

"Winning is important but it can not be done at the cost of the rules".

Saha did not want to point fingers as Smith and Warner exclusively, saying it was the entire team which played against the spirit of the game. "It's a reminder of how important the game is to Australian fans", he signed off.

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