Smith, Warner get 12 month bans


File: Vice-captain David Warner and captain Steve Smith have both been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia (CA).

JOHANNESBURG - Sacked Australia captain Steve Smith and David Warner have both been banned for 12 months for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday.

Cameron Bancroft, who was caught on camera scuffing up the ball with improvised sandpaper, was banned for nine months following the scandal, which has outraged the fans, jolted the sponsors and prompted CA to send the trio home from South Africa.

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"David Warner will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future," CA said in the statement.