Daily Mail UK – Pat Cummins can’t wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five years in cricketing isolation.

Summary

  • Pat Cummins can’t wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five years in cricketing isolation.
  • Smith and Warner still have almost nine months to serve of their year-long bans resulting from the Cape Town cheating scandal.
  • Influential industry figures are pushing for the punishments to be softened, so Smith and Warner can play the second half of the Sheffield Shield season ahead of a World Cup and Ashes series in England, but CA insist that simply isn’t possible under the code of conduct.
  • Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, who all missed Australia’s ODI tour of England because of injuries, remain hopeful they’ll be given the green light to resume bowling by the end of July.
  • The star quicks must hit that deadline if they’re to take part in Australia’s first Test tour without Smith and Warner, a series against Pakistan set to be held in October.


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