Steve Smith, David Warner banned for 1 year, out of IPL 2018
Steve Smith, David Warner banned for one year while Cameron
Bancroft banned for nine months.
The ball-tampering saga has finally come to an end with
Cricket Australia handing over the bans to the Oz trio who were involved in the
Australian captain Steve Smith and opener David Warner have
been banned for a year from both international and domestic cricket while
Cameron Bancroft has been handed a nine-month ban. Australian CEO James
Sutherland gave a clean chit to Aussies head coach Darren Lehmann.
The sanctions against the trio were announced after a probe into
the ball-tampering scandal carried out by CA head of integrity Iain Roy.
Smith admitted that he and Bancroft conspired to ‘get an
advantage’ in the third Test by applying tape on the ball.