Australia

Ball tampering scandal: The leaders may face suspension.

Former Australian captain Steven Smith and vice-captain David Warner have been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia. The two were found guilty in the ball tampering scandal on the third day of Cape Town Test against the Proteas. Cameron Bancroft, who changed the condition of the ball, faces a suspension of 9-month from international cricket.

However, the official statement of the verdict expected to be announced soon.

According to a report, Cricket Australia has also banned Warner and Smith from captaining Australia for the next two years.

The extraordinary action taken against Smith and Warner means Australia will be without their two best-recognised batsmen for the highly anticipated summer Test series against India on home soil, beginning in November. The four-test series against India is just one of the many matches the stars will miss.

The suspension means the pair will be unable to play in the 2018 IPL, forcing them to surrender the $2.4 million contracts they signed with their franchises in January.

As results of these reports, Warner stepped down as the captain of SRH. Read the full article here.

After the shameful act of conspiracy, Australia faces losing a series in South Africa for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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