The Australia trio, Steven Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft bans have been upheld after the conclusion of the review process. Former Australian captain Steven Smith and deputy David Warner were banned for a period of one year. On the other hand, Cameron Bancroft received a ban of nine months after the ball-tampering scandal. In fact, former Australia’s vice-captain David Warner was found to be the instigator of the controversy.
After the cultural report, Cricket Australia has confirmed that the trio will not have their bans alleviated. Meanwhile, the banned trio had accepted their respective charges after been found guilty of altering the condition of the ball.
The ban will stay.
On the other hand, the player’s union were looking to lift the bans of the trio. However, any ray of hope of that happening has been quashed after the review process of Cricket Australia.
Cricket Australia chairman David Peever confirm that the charges will be held against the banned trio.
“There was a full investigation, and that was the outcome,” Peever said as per cricket.com.au. The sanctions were carried out and imposed by the board after a very full and thoughtful process. And so the sanctions stand, as I said several weeks ago.”
Meanwhile, Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood said the players cannot do much about the ban. They want them to get back into action. However, the banned trio have dealt with the tough time.
“We’d love to see the guys back playing as soon as possible, but that’s not our decision,” Hazlewood said
“The bans have been handed down and the boys have copped them, as you would expect. That’s really out of our hands, as players.”
Cricket Australia has suffered big after their talisman like Steven Smith and David Warner was banned after the ball-tampering scandal.