Disgraced former Australian vice-captain David Warner has been appointed the skipper of Winnipeg Hawks franchise in Global T20 Canada league on Wednesday.

David Warner, who has been banned for life-time from holding the position of captain by Cricket Australia, will be leading Hawks in the absence of West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. Speaking about their decision to appoint Warner as the skipper of the team, Winnipeg coach Waqar Younis said, “He’s going to be a good leader,” adding, “He’s a team man. He’s up front and he likes to give whatever his knowledge is. He’s always there.”

Earlier, Cricket Australia banned David Warner and former captain Steve Smith for 12 months from international cricket in the wake of the March 2018 ball-tampering scandal. Following CA’s ban, BCCI also banned the Australian duo from participating in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Warner, who helped SunRisers Hyderabad to IPL trophy in 2016, recently made a comeback to professional cricket.

Warner and Steve Smith have returned to competitive cricket after a gap of three months in the Global T20 Canada league.