Age, The (Melbourne, Australia) – Roy was originally intending to interview all players and staff but it is understood that focus was then narrowed and it is unclear exactly how many in addition to Smith, Warner and Bancroft were spoken to as part of the investigation.

Summary

  • Roy was originally intending to interview all players and staff but it is understood that focus was then narrowed and it is unclear exactly how many in addition to Smith, Warner and Bancroft were spoken to as part of the investigation.
  • Considering their options: Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
  • With the World Cup and the Ashes on the horizon in the winter of 2019 supporters of Smith and Warner believe they need to be playing state cricket, at least in the second half of the season, to strive for Australian selection when their bans have ended.
  • Smith was supported on Monday by Paddy Upton, a South African who was formerly coach of Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League.
  • CA, meanwhile, has adjusted its men’s national contract list for the 2018/19 year with Smith, Warner and Bancroft out of the picture, with an announcement expected within the next two weeks.


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