New Zealand Herald – Steve Smith’s comeback to cricket looks set to begin in Canada with the suspended former Australia captain being named as a marquee player in a Canadian Twenty20 league.

Summary

  • Steve Smith’s comeback to cricket looks set to begin in Canada with the suspended former Australia captain being named as a marquee player in a Canadian Twenty20 league.
  • Cricket Australia reported on its website Friday that Smith will join fellow international stars, including Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi, in the six-team tournament beginning June 28.
  • The 28-year-old Smith, who was suspended for 12 months in March for his role in the South African ball-tampering scandal, has been allowed to play domestic tournaments outside Australia by Cricket Australia.
  • The Global T20 Canada tournament will have six teams, five representing Canadian cities — Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
  • The sixth, a Cricket West Indies representative team, will consist entirely of players from the Caribbean, as part of an official partnership with Cricket West Indies (CWI).


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