Sporting News – He won’t be on the field or in the Australia dressing room as he serves a 12-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering saga – but former skipper Steve Smith looks set to appear on your television screens next summer.

Summary

  • He won’t be on the field or in the Australia dressing room as he serves a 12-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering saga – but former skipper Steve Smith looks set to appear on your television screens next summer.
  • Smith has emerged as one of the big potential winners from Foxtel’s major coup after securing the rights to Australia’s summer of cricket in partnership with Channel 7 on a six-year deal announced this week.
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  • Bancroft has been banned by Cricket Australia for nine months, while Smith and vice-captain David Warner, who was labelled the mastermind of the saga, are both banned for 12 months.
  • But Foxtel, who have had Smith on their books for years, have stuck solid with the disgraced skipper and are reportedly considering including him in a revamped commentary team next summer.


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