The Axed Australian vice-captain David Warner has opted not to appeal against the 12-month suspension handed down by Cricket Australia (CA) for his role in the ball-tampering plot scandal during the third Test with South Africa.

His decision came a day after his team-mates Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft accepted their ban and not appeal against it.

The incident itself took place on the third day at Newlands when Bancroft was caught on camera rubbing the ball with sandpaper. An investigation by CA’s Head of Integrity, Iain Roy, claimed that Warner had come up with the idea and got Bancroft to tamper with the ball, while Smith was in the knowledge of the plan and did not prevent it.