Smith and Warner banned for 12 months

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Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year for ball-tampering.
Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the cheating in South Africa, was given a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia.
The three had already been sent home from Australia’s tour – before a fourth Test begins on Friday – amid widespread condemnation stretching beyond sport.
Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull had said the affair “bitterly disappointed the whole nation”.
Smith, 28, and Bancroft, 25, have also been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years.
Warner, 31, will not be considered for “any team leadership positions in the future”, Cricket Australia said.
After Bancroft’s actions were exposed on Saturday, Smith admitted that the Aussie “leadership group” had devised a plan to tamper with the ball.
Images showed Bancroft take an item out of his trouser pocket before rubbing the ball with it.
After the game, Smith described the events as a “big mistake” but added he would not stand down as captain.
Following the conclusion of the third Test – South Africa won by 322 runs after an Australian batting collapse – the International Cricket Council (ICC) banned Smith for one match and fined him his entire match fee.
Bancroft was fined 75 percent of his match fee and given three demerit points, while Warner was not punished. (BBC Sport)

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