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Steve Smith set to make comeback to competitive cricket in Canadian T20 league

Australia's Steve Smith
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Steve Smith is all set to return to competitive cricket as part of a T20 tournament in Toronto next month.

Days after David Warner and Cameron Bancroft announced their return to competitive cricket, former Australian Captain Steve Smith is on the path of doing the same. This makes him last of the defamed Aussie trio to announce their return to competitive cricket while still serving their bans. The bans were imposed by Cricket Australia earlier this year after their involvement in the Sandpaper Gate scandal.

In March this year, Smith was handed a one-year ban and would not be able to represent his nation or state for the given period while also being banned from captaincy for 2 years.  Notwithstanding, reports on cricket.com.au now indicate that Smith might feature in the Global T20 Canada tournament soon.

After being approached by the organizers of the tournament, Smith has given his approval to feature in the tournament which is scheduled to be held from 28 June to 16 July. The tournament will have six teams with a minimum number of four mandatory Canadian players in each squad.

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The six teams that will take part in the tournament are- Caribbean All-Stars, Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Winnipeg Hawks, Vancouver Knights and Ottawa Royals. All matches will be played at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, which is close by downtown Toronto in King City.

Following the ban, Smith spent time in the United States and only returned to Australia last week. Recently, his other two banned Aussie team mates – David Warner and Cameron Bancroft – have also announced their return to competitive cricket.

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