Original article by Peter Lalor
The Australian – Page: 32 : 5-Apr-18
Disgraced former cricket captain Steve Smith has advised that he will not challenge a 12-month ban on playing international and state cricket. Cameron Bancroft has also indicated that he will not contest a nine-ban over his role in the ball-tampering scandal, while David Warner must decide on 5 April whether to appeal against his 12-month ban. Smith and Warner will be eligible to play club cricket during the 2018-19 season, and their international bans will be lifted prior to an Australia A tour of England in 2019, which will be followed by the Ashes series.
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