Disgraced Australian David Warner's wife says, I was behind ball tempering saga

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Disgraced Australian David Warner's wife says, I was behind ball tempering saga

CANBERRA - Disgraced Australia cricketer David Warner's wife Candice said she blamed herself for his part in the ball tempering scandal, adding that the taunts they faced in South Africa took a huge toll.

Opening batsman Warner was banned for one year from domestic and international cricket over the plot to change the condition of the ball on the third day of the third Test against South Africa eight days ago.

In a tearful press conference in Sydney yesterday, the 31-year-old spoke of his fear that he would never get to represent Australia again as his wife watched on.

“I feel like it’s all my fault and it’s killing me -- it’s absolutely killing me,” Candice Warner told Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.

The Test series was already fractious before the ball-tampering affair, with a row between David Warner and Quinton de Kock during the first Test which the Australian said was sparked when the South African insulted his wife.

Two senior Cricket South Africa officials were also photographed with three spectators wearing All Black rugby player Sonny Bill Williams face masks during the second Test in reference to a reported intimate encounter Candice Warner had with him in 2007 before she met Warner. - APP/AFP

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