‘Mistakes have been made which have damaged cricket.
‘I apologise for my part and take responsibility for it.
‘I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans.
‘It’s a stain on the game we all love and I have loved since I was a boy.
‘I need to take a deep breath and spend time with my family, friends and trusted advisers,’ Warner concluded.
‘You will hear from me in a few days.’
Warner was labelled the ringleader of the scandal following the investigation into how a plot took shape during the lunch break on day three of the Third Test.
'He (Warner) was the instigator,' cricket veteran Jim Maxwell told ABC Radio.
“He was sitting in the dressing room with Bancroft and they came up with this ruse.
'As I understand it, Steve [Smith] looked over to them and said, ‘What are you blokes up to? Oh, I don’t want to know’. He went out onto the field and he probably should have been more vigilant, as I said.'