David Warner and Cameron Bancroft join Strike League in Australia

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have agreed to take part in the Strike League, a one-day tournament in the Northern Territory in Australia.

Their participation comes in the wake of the suspensions handed down for their role in the ball-tampering scandal during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town in March.

Warner – who also lost his role as Australia vice-captain – will play two matches between July 21 and 22, while Bancroft is available for the whole tournament.

Warner said: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the Strike League in July. I heard so much about the competition while I was in Darwin earlier this month that I’m keen to be part of it.”

Northern Territory cricket chief executive Joel Morrison added: “We’re delighted that Cameron and David will be joining us in Darwin for the Strike League.

“Their presence and experience will be invaluable for our local players, and it’s a big endorsement for the fantastic work being done by the staff at NT Cricket to make Darwin the winter destination of choice for Australian cricket.”

Warner is currently serving a one-year ban – along with Steve Smith, who was also stripped of the captaincy – for his part in the scandal in South Africa, while Bancroft is suspended for nine months.

The bans prevent the trio from playing at international or state level, as well as in the Big Bash, but allow them to play local third-tier cricket and in overseas T20 tournaments.

Smith recently announced his return to cricket in Canada’s T20 league in late June, with Warner also expected to play in the competition.

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