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Ball tampering row: Steve Smith, David Warner banned for one year, Bancroft banned for 9 months


Ball tampering row: Steve Smith, David Warner banned for one year, Bancroft banned for 9 months

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Former Australian skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have reportedly been handed a 12-month suspension by Cricket Australia (CA) for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal that took place during the third Test of the ongoing four-match series against South Africa in Cape Town. Meanwhile, Cameron Bancroft, the third member found guilty in Cricket Australia's internal investigation and the player, who actually tampered with the ball, has been imposed a suspension of nine months, cricket.com.au reported.

Cricket Australia, however, is expected to officially confirm the announcement of their penalties later today. Earlier today, Warner had stepped down as the captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the aftermath of the massive ball-tampering scandal.

Following the fiasco, Smith and Warner stood down as captain and vice-captain, respectively.

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