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Cricket Australia Statement re Player Sanctions for Ball Tampering

James Sutherland CEO Cricket Australia

Cricket Australia has provided the following update in relation to charges against article 2.3.5 of the CA Code of Conduct against Steve Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner.

Smith, Bancroft and Warner have officially advised Cricket Australia they have accepted the charges and sanctions, and no hearings will be required.

Speaking on the matter, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said:

“The events of Cape Town have severely affected the game.

“It has also been humbling to be reminded of the passion all Australians have for our great game.

“These are significant penalties for professional cricketers. They were not imposed lightly.

“We know the players will return to playing the game they love, and in doing so, we hope they rebuild their careers and regain the trust of fans,” concluded Mr Sutherland.

Official Cricket Australia Website