Daily Mail UK – Banned former cricket captain Steve Smith announces his unlikely comeback playing in CANADA – as he serves a 12-month suspension over ball-tampering scandal

Sacked Australia captain named as marquee player in Canada’s T20 competition
Cameron Bancroft used sandpaper to tamper with the ball against South Africa
Smith admitted having knowledge of plan but failed to stop Bancroft cheating
The 28-year-old was stripped of captaincy and handed a 12-month suspension
Bancroft, banned for nine months, will play for WA side Willetton next season
David Warner will play some grade cricket matches with Associated Press

Published:
22:01 EDT, 24 May 2018

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Updated:
22:01 EDT, 24 May 2018

Steve Smith will make an unlikely return to cricket.

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  • Banned former cricket captain Steve Smith announces his unlikely comeback playing in CANADA – as he serves a 12-month suspension over ball-tampering scandal Sacked Australia captain named as marquee player in Canada’s T20 competitionCameron Bancroft used sandpaper to tamper with the ball against South AfricaSmith admitted having knowledge of plan but failed to stop Bancroft cheatingThe 28-year-old was stripped of captaincy and handed a 12-month suspensionBancroft, banned for nine months, will play for WA side Willetton next seasonDavid Warner will play some grade cricket matches with Associated Press Published: 22:01 EDT, 24 May 2018 | Updated: 22:01 EDT, 24 May 2018 Steve Smith will make an unlikely return to cricket.
  • He is pictured during a tearful press conference following the ball-tampering sagaSteve Smith will make an unlikely return to cricket, with the suspended former Australia skipper being named as a marquee player in Canada’s T20 league.
  • The 28-year-old (pictured with fiance Dani Willis) was stripped of the captaincy and handed a 12-month suspension from international cricketSmith is also banned for two years from holding a leadership position within the Australian team and 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket.
  • Smith admitted having knowledge of the plan but failed to stop Cameron Bancroft using sandpaper to tamper with the ball Bancroft, who is serving a nine-month suspension, will play for WA club side Willetton next seasonBancroft, along with former vice-captain David Warner, have also begun their comebacks after also being suspended over the scandal.
  • Former Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner arrives with his wife Candice and their children in Sydney on return from South Africa  Warner – banned for 12 months – is committed to play a handful of Sydney grade cricket matches with Randwick-Petersham Advertisement Share or comment on this article:


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