ICC Bans Smith For One Match Over Ball-Tampering

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Updated March 25, 2018
(FILE COPY)  Australia batsman and captain Steve Smith leaves the ground after having been dismissed by South Africa bowler Kagiso Rabada during day one of the second Sunfoil Test between South Africa and Australia at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.


International cricket bosses suspended Australia captain Steve Smith for one match and docked his match fee after he admitted responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal in the ongoing Test against South Africa.

Opener Cameron Bancroft, 25, was hit by three demerit points, fined 75 percent of his match fee and warned for his part in attempting to “change the condition of the ball in order to gain an unfair advantage” on Saturday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday.