Warner made a special point of apologising to cricket fans and players in South Africa, saying “I have brought the game into disrepute on your soil, and I apologise for 100 percent.”
He said he still hopes to return to play for Australia after his 12-month ban.
“In the back of my mind I suppose there is a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again, but I am resigned to the fact that that may never happen,” Warner said. “In the coming weeks and months, I’m going to look at how this happened and who I am as a man. I will seek out advice and expertise to help me make serious changes.
“To all Australians, whether you’re a cricket fan or not, I apologize for the impact those actions have had on our country’s reputation. I’ve only ever wanted to bring glory to my country through playing cricket.
“I failed in my responsibilities as vice-captain of the Australian cricket team.” Warner was accused of developing the plan to use sandpaper to scuff the ball on the third day of the Cape Town test against South Africa.
Cricket Australia investigators also accused he advised Bancroft how to scuff the ball and failed to voluntarily report of his knowledge of the plan after the match.