Australia players 'outraged' at David Warner, say Fox Sports Australia
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 02/04/18 2:05pm
A number of Australia Test team players have asked their bosses to remove David Warner from the team hotel to prevent an "incident" occurring between them over the on-going ball-tampering scandal, Fox Sports Australia are reporting.
On their website, foxsports.com.au, the channel say they understand team-mates are "outraged" at Warner after he was seen swilling champagne in a hotel bar in Cape Town and he removed himself from the team Whatsapp group, amid the ongoing crisis.
Meanwhile, Australasian media company Fairfax, which owns the Sydney Morning Herald among other titles, are reporting that Warner is emerging as "the central character" in the ball-tampering crisis.
Cricket Australia (CA) have flown several representatives out to South Africa in an attempt to manage the furore, with chief executive James Sutherland expected to address the media from Johannesburg later on Tuesday.
The Daily Telegraph have reported that Darren Lehmann could quit as head coach, while captain Steve Smith, who admitted the ball-tampering plan that also involved Cameron Bancroft, may be stripped of the captaincy for good.
The Daily Mail report Smith and Warner, who once criticised South African Faf du Plessis for using a mint on a ball in 2016, could be banned for as long as a year by CA.