Australia men’s cricket team captain, Steven Smith, and vice-captain, David Warner have been accused of ball tampering. Bancroft is another player who is currently facing the heat. These players have incidentally tampered the ball in the test match against South Africa.
International Cricket Council(ICC) is yet to make the final decision about the punishment for the players and everyone involved.However, Cricket Australia(CA) made it clear that they are not messing around with this issue. As per reports, these 3 players have been handed a 1-year ban from the national team. The decision comes into effect on an immediate notice, said the sources.
In the meanwhile, CA has asked the coach of the team, Darren Lehmann to resign to his duties. Surprisingly, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals have stripped Smith of the captain duties. However, SRH is yet to make the final call on David Warner. We can expect an official confirmation soon.