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Ball-tampering: Smith, Warner banned for a year, Bancroft for nine months

  • Sports Desk,
    Published: 2018-03-28 15:33:18 BdST

Photo: ICC

Cricket Australia has banned Steve Smith and David Warner for a year after stripping them of captaincy in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport.

Steven Smith and David Warner, formerly captain and vice-captain of Australia, have been banned for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

Cameron Bancroft, the player to actually tamper with the ball, has been banned for nine months.

An official announcement of their penalties is expected to be announced soon, reports ESPNcricinfo.

All players will have the right to challenge their verdicts and also the duration of their penalties via a CA code of behaviour hearing with an independent commissioner, who can also choose whether the hearing is public or private.

Smith is due to depart for Australia on Wednesday and will speak publicly upon his arrival at home in Sydney.