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Pat Cummins keen to reunite with banned Steve Smith and David Warner

‘It feels like it’s been about five years’ since they playedDisgraced duo still have nine months of ban to serve Pat Cummins cannot wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five y…

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Steve Smith hits half century on return to cricket in Canada

Former Australia captain makes 61 for Toronto NationalsSmith currently serving 12-month international banSteve Smith cracked a half century and took a superb catch in his return to cricket, while serving a 12-month international and domestic first-clas…

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Steve Smith is set to return – maybe this break has done him some good | Andy Bull

The former Australia captain has admitted before he does not have many interests outside cricket, so an enforced spell away from the game might just have given him a bit of perspectiveIt’s been three months since the scandal. Right now, Steve Smith is …

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Steve Smith to return to cricket in Canadian T20 tournament

Former Australia captain named as marquee playerGlobal T20 Canada begins next monthSteve Smith’s comeback to cricket has begun, with the suspended former Australia skipper named as a marquee player in Canada’s T20 league, where he will join fellow inte…

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AB de Villiers: ‘I felt sorry for the Australians, especially Steve Smith’

South Africa’s master batsman says the worldwide response to Australia’s ball-tampering was ‘taken to a level where it really hurt them individually – the way Steve Smith was punished was harsh’With its intense travel schedule, high-speed cricket and e…

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Australia’s ball-tampering trio have suffered enough, says Di Venuto

• Doors at the Oval would be open to them if ECB permits it, he adds• ‘Hopefully culture review starts at the top, with CA officials’Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball ta…

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Australia’s ball-tampering trio have suffered enough, says Di Venuto

• Doors at the Oval would be open to them if ECB permits it, he adds• ‘Hopefully culture review starts at the top, with CA officials’Surrey’s head coach, Michael Di Venuto, has furiously defended the three Australian players who were banned for ball ta…

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Eoin Morgan hopes ball-tampering bans have restated cricket’s values

• England limited-overs captain backs Australia’s hardline response• ‘Australia have shown how serious the mistake was’Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, believes cricket’s reputation has been hurt by the ball-tampering scandal but hopes the…

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Steve Smith accepts Cricket Australia ban for ball tampering

Former captain will not appeal sanctionsTakes ‘full responsibility’ for his role in scandalFormer Test captain Steve Smith has accepted the 12-month ban given to him by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball tampering scandal and confirmed he will …

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ACA: ‘Cricket Australia should reconsider ball tampering bans’ – video

Australian Cricketers’ Association president Greg Dyer has called on Cricket Australia to reconsider the sanctions handed out to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the ball tampering scandal Continue reading…

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ACA labels ball tampering bans ‘disproportionate’ and calls for reduction

Cricket Australia urged by players’ union to recalibrate bansPlayers showed ‘extraordinary contrition’, says Greg DyerCricket Australia should take into account “extraordinary contrition” shown by Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft over the…

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Tears, lies and sandpaper: the week Australian cricket fell apart | Vic Marks

How what seemed a routine case of ball tampering quickly escalated into a national scandal that swept away Steve Smith, David Warner and Darren LehmannIt all ended in tears. Quite often it does in cricket. If nothing else, this week has been a reminder…

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Steve Smith can be a great leader still – but Warner failings will haunt him

Former Australia captain just wants to play cricket but redemption story will have to wait after others let him downTake a look through Steve Smith’s Instagram. There, you’ll find a series of quite beautiful pictures taken from high in the sky above be…

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Australia’s ball-tampering scandal delivers bout of soul-searching

Tearful cricketers face the cameras as national team sees wave of resignations in what could be country’s biggest sporting crisis Australia was on Thursday confronting arguably the gravest sporting crisis in its history as cricket’s ball-tampering scan…

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Steve Smith should say sorry to my mum for ball tampering scandal | Ben Smee

Australian captain was her ‘third son’ – the Best Since Bradman. ‘My Smithy,’ she called himEvery Christmas at my mum’s place, her two sons fight over who gets the second bedroom.And every year she makes the same joke: we’ll both be out on our ear when…

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Swift and severe punishment for Smith and co but questions remain | Andy Bull

Cricket Australia has come down hard on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft but tampergate will not end hereThe harder you step in mess, the more it spreads. Last Saturday Cricket Australia found a flaming bag of the stuff on its doorstep an…

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Cricket Australia CEO: Cheating is an appropriate word to use – video

Cricket Australia’s chief executive, James Sutherland, insists once more that the coach, Darren Lehmann, was not involved in the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the men’s squad on their tour of South Africa. His comments come after the captain…

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Cricket Australia CEO: Cheating is an appropriate word to use – video

Cricket Australia’s chief executive, James Sutherland, insists once more that the coach, Darren Lehmann, was not involved in the ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed the men’s squad on their tour of South Africa. His comments come after the captain…

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Smith and Warner banned for a year by Cricket Australia for ball tampering

• Cameron Bancroft banned nine months and all three sent home• Statement reveals that sandpaper not tape was used in Test matchSteve Smith and David Warner have been banned from representing their country for a year – with nine months for Cameron Bancr…

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How Australian cricket imploded – a timeline of events in South Africa

Just two months ago, Australia wrapped up a convincing Ashes victory. Now they have lost their captain, vice-captain, opening batsman and possibly the series in South AfricaAustralia arrive in South Africa after a successful summer of cricket that saw …