Reuters – (Reuters) – Former Australia captain Steve Smith will return to cricket after the ball-tampering scandal as a marquee player at next month’s Global T20 Canada league.

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  • (Reuters) – Former Australia captain Steve Smith will return to cricket after the ball-tampering scandal as a marquee player at next month’s Global T20 Canada league.
  • Cricket – South Africa vs Australia – Third Test – Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa – March 25, 2018 Australia’s Steve Smith REUTERS/Mike HutchingsSmith was banned for 12 months from national and state teams for his role in the scandal in Cape Town in March, but the suspension does not extend to domestic tournaments outside his home nation [nL8N1RA2WF].
  • Australia batsman David Warner, who also received a year-long ban for his role in the South Africa scandal, is expected to join the June 28-July 16 tournament as a marquee.
  • Smith and Warner will not be available for Australia until April next year.
  • Australia, captained by Tim Paine, head to England to play a series of limited overs matches next month, their first international cricket since the ill-fated South Africa tour.


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