Cricket Australia has banned Steve Smith and David Warner from playing for Australian team for 12 months. This decision has come as a result of CA’s investigation into the ball-tampering incident.
According to the report, Cameron Bancroft has also been slapped with a nine-month suspension.
It also means that Rajasthan Royals’ Steve Smith and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner will not be playing in Indian Premiere League starting on April 7.
As stated earlier by IPL officials, foreign players can’t be a part of IPL if their host body has banned them. BCCI is yet to announce officially.
Smith and Warner dropped from IPL. BCCI takes decision after Cricket Australia bans the players for one year
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 28, 2018
However, Darren Lehmann still remains as Australia’s coach, despite the claims of him resigning over the ball-tampering incident.
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) March 27, 2018
Darren Lehmann looks like a man who does not have prior knowledge about anything 🙂
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 27, 2018
Some people think 12 month ban is a bit too much for them.
I honestly do not believe any other country would have handed its captain and lead player a 12 month ban for attempted ball-tampering
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 28, 2018
A 12 month ban for Steve Smith and David Warner, if reports are true, is beyond ridiculous.
— Matthew Taylor (@MattyA_Taylor) March 27, 2018
Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine will take over as captain in the 4th test match against South Africa.