After last year’s ball tampering scandal and a devastating miscarriage, David and Candice Warner have started 2019 with some exciting baby news.
Candice is due to give birth to the couple’s third child in June and she has now revealed that she and David are expecting a baby girl.
Speaking candidly with The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, the 33-year-old said they can’t wait to welcome another girl into the family. Candice and David are already parents to daughters Ivy Mae and Indi Rae.
During the interview, the former iron-woman also gushed over how good a parent David is, saying: “He’s a fantastic cricketer but I always say he’s an even better father. He is so hands on and the girls just love him.”
Candice also revealed that David is hoping to make a return to international cricket when his 12-month ban is lifted on March 29.
“His priority is obviously to play for Australia again and get himself right for that, if he’s lucky enough to be selected,” she added.
The former Australian team vice-captain was suspended from the sport for a year for his part in the cheating scandal. An investigation by Cricket Australia found former Captain Steve Smith, Warner and player Cameron Bancroft where the only players who knew of the ball tampering plan and that Warner was the driving force behind it.
In May last year, Candice revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage just a week after her husband was forced to give a tearful apology for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket.
Speaking in a moving and open chat with Australian Women’s Weekly at the time, the former iron-woman said losing her unborn baby was “a heartbreaking end to a horror tour”.
“I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,” she told the publication.
She said that the stress of the cricket scandal at the time had a huge impact on them all, and added: “The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tampering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided nothing will impact our lives like that again.”
The couple had kept that pregnancy secret and had been trying for their third baby since July last year.