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Candice Warner has shed a ray of light onto her husband's grade cricket walk-off on Saturday, which saw the banned worldwide star leave the field after being sledged at the crease.

Warner, who is serving a 12-month ban from first class and global cricket for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, returned to the crease after a short break and then scored 157 not out for his Randwick-Petersham club.

Despite leaving the field mid-innings he returned minutes later with both sides apparently happy to allow him to play on where he eventually scored 157.

Warner's wife Candice confirmed on Sports Sunday that the sledge that sparked the walk-off had come from Jason Hughes.

"Even in grade cricket now we've got people walking off the field and I don't enjoy seeing that".

"I'm not going to go into the details, but David was taken aback by the comments and thought they went a little bit too far, so he chose to remove himself from the game", she said.

Warner had made 35 on Saturday when he reportedly told an umpire he was removing himself from the game.

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Warner, playing for Randwick-Petersham in the clash against Western Suburbs, is understood to have been offended by a sledge from the opposition while batting.

"I'm not going to get into what was said yesterday, but yesterday went too far".

Cricket Australia's website claimed that what started as goading from Hughes soon turned personal and Warner - who has a fierce on-field reputation - chose to leave before it escalated.

"I think he removed himself because he first of all didn't like what he was hearing and where that could have been taken". It was very hurtful'.

Candice slammed the comments aimed at her husband as "very hurtful" and said there was a difference between sledging and abuse.

Warner, along with Steve Smith, was sent home in disgrace and banned over the tampering scandal during the third Test in South Africa in March.

Taylor was probed over the result of Cricket Australia's internal cultural review and revealed some of the findings will be "confronting" to the Aussie public.


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