Australia vice-captain David Warner has caused further outrage by partying in the team hotel in Cape Town in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal.
Warner has emerged as the central figure in an episode that has embarrassed Australian cricket and brought widespread condemnation, as revealed by Sportsmail.
With the opener set to be left out of the squad for the fourth Test against South Africa in Johannesburg, the revelations are the latest in a series to emerge during an extraordinary few days.
David Warner has ‘gone rogue’ according to reports in Australia after the ball-tampering saga
Disgraced captain Steve Smith was pictured leaving the team hotel on Tuesday morning
Steve Smith (right) was pictured at Australia’s team hotel in Cape Town on Monday
The Aussie captain checks his phone as he waits to learn his fate from Cricket Australia
Fox Sports Australia claim the disgraced batsman has outraged team-mates by ‘swilling champagne in the bar of the team hotel with non-cricket mates’.
Several of them, described as ‘furious’ want him ‘removed’ from the hotel on the Cape Town waterfront.
They also report that Warner removed himself from a WhatsApp group between the players and has ‘gone rogue’ after the story broke over the weekend.
Captain Steve Smith admitted that Australia deliberately attempted to change the condition of the ball during play on the third day of the third Test.
Vice-captain Warner has outraged team-mates by his antics in the Cape Town waterfront hotel
Team-mates of Warner, pictured alongside wife Candice, reportedly want him out of the hotel
Cameron Bancroft was caught by TV cameras rubbing sticky yellow tape on the ball, with Smith admitting afterwards it was a premeditated move by ‘the leadership group’.
Smith and Warner are both facing lengthy bans from the team with Cricket Australia chiefs in South Africa leading an investigation into the incident.
Smith was handed a one-match suspension by the ICC and is set to be stripped of the captaincy.
Chief executive James Sutherland landed in South Africa on Tuesday morning and will hear the outcome of a probe into Saturday’s incident from team performance head Pat Howard and integrity chief Iain Roy after the pair spent Monday in Cape Town interviewing the players.
Australia admitted to deliberately attempting to change the condition of the ball in Cape Town
Cameron Bancroft was seen running his hand over the ball, before removing a yellow object from his pocket and placing it down the front of his trousers
Cricket Australia will announce the punishments on Tuesday at a news conference in Johannesburg, where the team will arrive earlier in the day to prepare for the fourth Test.
Smith and his team-mates were pictured leaving Southern Sun The Cullinan on Tuesday morning.
Earlier in the day Matt Renshaw was drafted into the squad for the fourth Test and could be the first of many call-ups as the controversy continues.