“It’s been documented pretty heavily what went on. In the room, I walked past something and had the opportunity to stop it, and I didn’t do it, and that was my leadership failure. It was a potential for something to happen. It went out and happened on the field. I had the opportunity to stop it rather than say I didn’t want to know anything about it. That was my failure of leadership for that, and I have taken responsibility for that.” Steven Smith said, who has not spoken about the specifics of the incident before.

Steven Smith
Smith has been playing club cricket since he got banned.

However, the 29-year-old has been playing club cricket, as Cricket Australia banned him from playing international cricket for a year.