May 29, 2022
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Sandpaper Gate 2018: Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return home

Sandpaper Gate 2018: Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to return home

Cricket Australia announced that the controversial trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be sent home today, in the wake of the calculated ball-tampering conspiracy that has taken the cricket world by storm. You may like| Rahane replaces Smith as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018

CA CEO James Sutherland said Matthew Renshaw, Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell will replace the three players charged in the Test squad, with wicket-keeper batsman Tim Paine officially named captain for the fourth Test.

“All three players that have been reported will leave tomorrow. Renshaw, Maxwell and Burns will arrive in South africa in the next 24 hours,” Sutherland announced at a media conference.

Coach Darren Lehmann will continue in the position as he had no knowledge according to CA’s preliminary inquiry. “Contrary to reports Darren has not resigned, he had no prior knowledge,” said Sutherland.

“We are contemplating significant sanctions in each case of the three players. These sanctions will reflect the gravity of what occurred and the damage it has done Australian cricket. Urgency must be balanced with due process,” he added.

The disgraced Australian duo of Smith and Warner is not just glaring at an outstay from IPL but is also also facing the anticipation of missing the India series later this year, as speculations over a length ban for ball tampering gained assurance.

They were main plot in ball tampering incident on the third day of the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

(PTI Inputs)

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

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