“David has shown strong leadership both on and off field in recent seasons and his decision to play in the BBL for the next two years reflects his ongoing commitment to cricket in Australia,” a CA spokesman said.
“The CA board welcomes David’s wish to discuss his leadership status with directors and this will be arranged at a convenient time for both parties.”
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is the latest senior cricket figure to endorse Warner’s leadership.
“I’ve spent time with him in the past, and certainly as a captain he understands the game very well,” said Williamson, who played with Warner in the IPL. “He’s captained teams in the past and I know Finchy speaks highly of him and his captaincy as well.”
Finch spoke glowingly of Warner’s leadership qualities during his retirement press conference in Cairns on Saturday.
“CA are revisiting, I think, what that looks like,” Finch said of Warner’s leadership ban. “He’s someone I’ve played under a few times when he’s had the opportunity to captain, and he’s been fantastic.
“He’s been an unbelievable tactical captain who at the time the guys loved playing under.”
Test captain Pat Cummins is likely to rule himself out of white-ball leadership roles because of his workload, but in recent months has twice spoken publicly in support of overturning Warner’s leadership ban.
“He’s a fantastic leader around our squad here. If he has a formal role, he’d be fantastic with that as well. So if that ever came up, he’d be great.”
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