Steve Smith & David Warner to be banned for a year.
A day after Australian captain Steve Smith announced that he had his senior players had tried to tamper the ball. The cricketing world was shook by this revelation.
ICC banned Steve Smith for a match and fined him all the match money, However this punishment by the ICC was criticized by all legends with people telling the ICC is spineless.
If reports in the English media are to be believed the 28-year-old could be removed from the Australian captaincy permanently. Reports suggest that both Smith and Warner are facing one-year bans with coach Darren Lehmann set to resign with immediate effect as cricket.
Smith has already been suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his role in a plot that saw teammate Cameron Bancroft tamper with the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Newlands, Cape Town on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Smith stepped down as captain of the Rajasthan Royals with India batsman Ajinkya Rahane taking over.
Zubin Bharucha, a Rajasthan official said, “The incident in Cape Town has certainly disturbed the cricketing world. We have been in constant touch with the BCCI and taken their counsel. Furthermore, we have been in regular contact with Steve.”
“It’s in the best interest of the Rajasthan Royals that he steps down as Captain so the team can get ready for the start of the IPL without the ongoing distractions.