Australia's batsman David Warner celebrates scoring a century (100 runs) against Pakistan during the first day of the third cricket Test match at the SCG in Sydney on January 3, 2017. WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

David Warner's lifetime leadership ban for Cricket Australia could be scrapped in the near future with officials set to discuss the potential reinstatement of the opener to the leadership group.

The 35-year-old was handed the ban in 2018 after the infamous 'Sandpapergate' incident that saw himself, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft stood down and subsequently punished in one of the sport's darkest days.

Despite being banned for life from leading his country, New Corp is reporting that officials are mulling over the reinstatement of Warner as an ODI captain after teammate Pat Cummins argued that the opening batsman deserves a shot at redemption.

Fans applaud as Australia's David Warner gets out for 179 in the one-day international cricket match between Australia and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on January 26, 2017. / AFP / Brenton Edwards / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read BRENTON EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

While nothing is set in stone as of yet, the potential lifting of the ban could not only allow Warner to take over from freshly-retired ODI skipper Aaron Finch, but also take a leadership role in the Big Bash if the veteran was interested in the role.

According to News Corp, Finch himself is an advocate for Warner's reinstatement.

Warner has an 11-1 record between his days captaining Australia in both ODI's and T20 matches, and could well be set to build upon that record in the near future.

Warner managed just four runs from 11 deliveries before being caught by Harry Brook in this week's second instalment of their T20 series with England, now trailing 2-0 with a third and final encounter set for Friday night at Manuka Oval.