New Delhi, March 28: David Warner has stepped down as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Indian Premier League franchise announced on Wednesday.
“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the team will be announced shortly,” Sunrisers CEO K. Shanmugam announced the news on Twitter.
“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly.” – K.Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 28, 2018
The franchise is set to announce a new skipper in the next few days, with India opener Shikhar Dhawan being tipped as the front-runner to the job.
Warner, 31, had earlier temporarily resigned as Australia’s vice-captain during the third Test against South Africa after the team was embroiled in a ball-tampering controversy.
Warner was recently stripped off the vice-captaincy of the Australian side after the infamous ball tampering saga in the third Test against South Africa.
He, along with his skipper Steve Smith, and fellow opener Cameron Bancroft were sent back home with Cricket Australia naming Tim Paine as the captain for the fourth Test against the Proteas.