Deccan Chronicle – Sydney: Former Australia captain Steve Smith says he cried for four days as he tried to cope with the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.

Summary

  • Sydney: Former Australia captain Steve Smith says he cried for four days as he tried to cope with the fallout from the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.
  • Smith and former Test vice-captain David Warner were handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) after admitting a plan to tamper the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
  • The duo lost their leadership positions and were sent home after the incident with Smith breaking down in tears while apologising at an emotional press conference at Sydney Airport.
  • “To be honest, I probably spent four days in tears,” Smith told students at a school according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Smith and Warner are scheduled to return to competitive action in the Global T20 Canada, a tournament that starts on June 28.


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