TLDR; Australians caught cheating
Cricket Australia has bowed to the public pressure to take firm action on the scandal.
Steve Smith has been has been exceeded a one-match ban, fined one hundred percent of his healthy rate by means of the ICC and has stood down as Australia captain for the remainder of the 1/3 Test in opposition to South Africa after admitting his group intentionally tampered with the ball. The vice captain David Warner has also stood down while Cameron Bancroft has been fined 75% of his fit price and passed three demerit points.
Smith usual the ICC cost of serious behavior that is contrary to the spirit of the sport and the ban. Bancroft pleaded guilty to the breaching level two of the ICC code of conduct.
Sacked by the ICC
The ICC’s executive, Dave Richardson, said: “The decision made via the management group of the Australian team to act in this way is truly opposite to the spirit of the game, dangers causing tremendous damage to the integrity of the match, the players and the activity itself and is therefore ‘serious’ in nature. As captain, Steve Smith must take full accountability for the movements of his players and it is excellent that he be suspended.
“The sport desires to have a challenging look at itself. In latest weeks we have viewed incidents of ugly sledging, send-offs, dissent towards umpires’ decisions, a walk-off, ball tampering and some regular off-field behavior.”
Penalized right away
Smith, Warner and Bancroft will continue to play in the relaxation of the 1/3 Test, but wicket-keeper Tim Paine will act as captain for the closing two days of play.