Daily Mail UK – Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is thrilled to have Steve Smith on his team for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league even though the disgraced Australian is banned from playing for his own country following a ball-tampering scandal.

Summary

  • Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is thrilled to have Steve Smith on his team for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league even though the disgraced Australian is banned from playing for his own country following a ball-tampering scandal.
  • Smith’s career was thrown into turmoil in March for his role in the incident that took place in South Africa and earned the former Australia captain a 12-month ban from national and state teams.
  • ‘Obviously as captain of a national team you have certain responsibilities that you have to own up to for the team, and I was commended by his efforts and he has taken responsibility for his actions on the field,’ said Sammy, who was made a first-round choice by Toronto.
  • While Smith and his role in the ball-tampering scandal will be a hot topic when he faces the media in Canada, Sammy said he had no plans to bring up the issue with his new team-mate.
  • Global T20 Canada Tournament Director Jason Harper said the addition of Smith has already generated plenty of media attention for the tournament and that there was never a moment of hesitation to include a player of his talent.


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