Smith, Warner banned for 12 months, Ruled out of IPL
Following the scariest controversy for Cricket Australia, brought to them exclusively by Steve Smith and David Warner, CA has banned the trio. Smith Captain of Australia, Warner (Vice Captain) both has been banned for 1 year. Whereas, Cameron Bancroft, who was the actual culprit, has been banned for 9 months only. The ban has been imposed by Cricket Australia Board, International Cricket Council is still in no mood to punish the cricketers.
Smith, Warner, Bancroft banned by Cricket Australia:
Australian cricket team had been playing a test series under the captaincy of Smith when the cameraman caught something suspicious. On the third day of a third test match, TV camera’s noticed some yellow substance in the hands of fielder rubbing the ball. When called upon by on-field umpires Cameron Bancroft, hid it under his pants. Later in after play conference, Steve Smith admitted ball tampering.
Bancroft banned for 9 months:
The Aussie batsman, Cameron Bancroft has been banned for 9 months. He cannot play any international cricket or league.
Smith, David Warner banned by CA for 12 months, the duo cannot play any sort of international cricket. Also, both cannot represent their state teams in the period of 1 year.
Player’s lose $4 million after ball-tampering scandal:
The ball-tampering scandal was not only shocking for Australian fans but also for all cricket fans. However, the players involved in the dirty play lost huge money in forms of sponsorship’s and ad revenue. Both Smith and Warner are said to lose staggering $4 million worth of sponsorship’s after the ball tampering incident.
Smith, Warner ruled out of IPL:
Indian Premier League was about to start, but the sad news of ball tampering had its effects in this part of the world too. IPL after 2 hours of the notice from CA, issued a press release stating the ban on Steve Smith and David Warner for this year’s IPL.