Australian cricket vice captain David Warner said the decision to partake in the ball tampering scheme was one he “will regret for the rest of his life”.
In a press conference in Sydney, a tearful Warner addressed media and cricket officials.
“In the back of my mind there is a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again,” he said.
“I am resigned to the fact that might never happen.”
Warner said he will take the next months to think about “how this has happened” and “who he is as a man”.
Warner extended the apology to his wife and daughters.
“Your love means more than anything to me,” he said.
“I will never put you in this position again.”
Warner said he takes full responsibility for his part in the scheme.
When asked if the scandal was his idea, Warner responded he was here to take responsibility for his part.
“It is extremely regrettable,” he said.
Warner said he was “not surprised at all” as to how the Australian public had reacted to the scandal.
Captain Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were also embroiled in the scandal which unfolded on the third day of the Australia South Africa test in Cape Town