Darren Lehmann has now opened up on how he worries about the three players. He said, “They are all good young men, I feel for the three players especially, they’re fantastic and I worry about them day-in, day-out.”
Lehmann who resigned after the series against South Africa, added, “I hope they come back and play for Australia because they’re fantastic young men and they’ve paid the price.”
Lehmann concluded by saying that he puts Cricket Australia above everything else and hopes the trio can play again- “For me Australian cricket is the most important thing and hopefully everyone can get back and play the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect the Australian cricket team again.
After an independent investigation, Cricket Australia handed a year long ban to Steven Smith and David Warner while youngster Bancroft was banned for a period of nine months, for their role in altering the condition of the ball with a sandpaper.