Cricket Australia handed former Australian skipper Steve Smith and his deputy, David Warner a 12 months ban in the wake of the ball tampering scandal. While Cameron Bancroft, who used the tape to change the shape of the ball will face a nine-month ban.
Along with it, they can’t lead any Australian side for the next two years.
However, this decision comes in the wake of the recent ball-tampering scandal during the third Test at Cape Town. Television footage showed Bancroft take what he said was a yellow tape out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball to change its condition.
However, later Smith said the team’s “leadership group” had a plan, carried out by Cameron Bancroft, to tamper with the ball to “get an advantage.”
Soon after the announcement, IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla announced Smith and Warner would not feature in the upcoming season of Indian Premier League. However, IPL is not the only cricket they will miss.
Bancroft, who faced a nine-month ban will return midway to India’s tour of Australia in November-January. But Smith and Warner will also not be available for the four-Test match series against Virat Kohli & Co.
Meanwhile, Australia has named Tim Paine as their permanent skipper.
Here are the all the series Smith and Warner will miss during this time: