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Australia slaps 12-month bans on Smith and Warner

REUTERS
  Kathmandu, Nepal      March 28 2018

Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith. Photo: Reuters


JOHANNESBURG: Sacked Australia captain Steve Smith and David Warner have both been banned for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.

Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera scuffing up the ball with improvised sandpaper, was banned for nine months following the scandal, which has outraged the fans, jolted the sponsors and prompted CA to send the trio home from South Africa.

“David Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future,” CA said in the statement.