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Ball tampering row: BCCI bars Steve Smith, David Warner out of IPL 2018

Aftermath the ball-tampering scandal, both were also banned from playing for Australia for a year

Australian cricketer Steve Smith, center, is driven in a car as he leaves the team's hotel in Johannesburg, en route to the airport. (Photo: AP/PTI)
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Australian cricketer Steve Smith, center, is driven in a car as he leaves the team's hotel in Johannesburg, en route to the airport. (Photo: AP/PTI)

Urvi Malvania Mumbai
The Supreme Court-appointed committee of administrators (CoA) for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday banned Steve Smith, and David Warner from this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. This is a result of the ball-tampering revelation in the recently concluded Australia-South Africa test match. 

Smith was captain for Rajasthan Royals; Warner with Sunrisers Hyderabad. The decision was taken by the CoA in consultation with BCCI acting president C K Khanna, IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla and BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary.  

The governing body of Indian cricket stated, “BCCI hopes the cricketers participating

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 11:31 PM IST

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