David Warner likely to miss WI white-ball series for ILT20 league

David Warner
David Warner (image: CA)

The Australian player David Warner will be missing the upcoming white-ball series against West Indies to play in ILT20.

David Warner likely to miss WI white-ball series

David Warner is expected to miss the limited and Short formats in the West Indies tour of Australia in early 2024. He looks forward to starting playing in the T20 league after his test retirement in Sydney next week.

He has completed a deal with Dubai Capitals in the ILT20. With the tournament being played between January 20 and February 18, the national side will be playing three ODIs and three T20Is between February 02 and 13 against West Indies.

On the other hand, Warner is set to play BBL 2023 for Sydney Thunder after the last test match against Pakistan. But his availability for the Thunder qualifications round for finals remains a question.

On this occasion, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers’ Association indicated that he expects the player to apply for NOC to play in the ILT20.

“I think the short answer to that is probably yes,” Greenberg told media when asked if Warner would likely miss some home cricket. “I know he’s pretty committed to the BBL.

“There’s no doubt in the next phase of Dave’s life he’s going to be looking to ply his trade where he gets the best return on his investment. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, in fact, I’m encouraging him to do that.

“There will be times when he’ll be looking to miss certain games and tours. That’s the sort of flexibility we’ve got to get our heads around. Some people won’t like that, but that’s the modern world of which we’re living in and we have to embrace it.”

During the World Cup 2023, Warner said he would not be taking a central contract with Cricket Australia for next year.

“I won’t be taking a contract, definitely not,” Warner said. “How the system works in Australia is that if you play five [T20] games or ODIs, or three Tests, you get upgraded and then you’re legally bound by contracting system with sponsors and stuff.

“That’s something that becomes a bit of a pain in the backside, especially at my stage of my career. So I don’t want to be signed to that agreement and that’s something I have to think about moving forward because if you’re going to get a low contract, it’s going to cost you a lot in the long run with sponsorships.”

The Player is currently playing in the second test of Pakistan’s tour of Australia 2023 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.