Smith, Warner banned from IPL

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The third offender, Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the ball-tampering scheme using sandpaper, has been banned for nine months, and same as Smith, can't skipper Australia for 12 months after his return. "First, we waited for ICC's decision, after that Cricket Australia and then we decided on the matter", Rajeev Shukla said.

On top of that, the left-handed opener, apparently, voluntarily left a Whatsapp group of all the Australian players after the tampering incident.

The sponsorship deals are often contingent upon the respective player's good form on the field, the team winning and, often, their good behaviour and popularity off the field. "There was every chance that the CA wouldn't have given them the NoCs for this year's IPL".

Both Warner and Smith will not be able to play for Australia for a year, as well as domestic cricket (apart from grade cricket).

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has also been banned from participating in this year's IPL.

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Asked whether Shikhar Dhawan would be the right choice to replace Warner as captain, Saha said: "It will be a team management decision, whoever be the captain the goal will be to win for SRH". I understand the distress this has caused the sport and its fans.

Saha said senior players like Smith and Warner are "brand ambassadors" of the game and the quantum of punishment should be same for everyone. Unless forced, they will stick with the Australian and are unaffected by the Rajasthan Royals' move. He put the object down his trousers after being spoken to by the substitute Peter Handscomb, who had come on to the field after speaking to Australia coach Darren Lehmann over a walkie talkie.

Warner has, however, been banned from all leadership positions in Australian cricket for life.

Warner, Smith and Bancroft were later sent home from South Africa by CA, with the board CEO James Sutherland saying the forthcoming sanctions against them were likely to be "significant".

100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket for all three, which will entail non-playing activities like scoring and umpiring.

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