Australian Cricketers Punished For Cheating

Australian Cricketers Punished For Cheating

John Smith 10 months ago

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Captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been banned from playing for the national side for a year after their roles in the incident that caused national outrage during the third Test against South Africa, report the BBC and CNN.

Cameron Bancroft was given a nine-month ban for using sandpaper to rough the ball illegally. The three had already been sent home from Australia's tour – before a fourth Test begins on Friday – amid widespread condemnation stretching beyond sport.

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Smith, 28, and Bancroft, 25, have also been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years.

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Cricket Australia's investigation also confirmed Bancroft used sandpaper to damage the ball during the third Test against South Africa.

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Cricket Australia had already concluded that coach Darren Lehmann was not involved in the controversy and he will remain in his post.

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