Smith, Warner banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia

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Following the ball tampering scandal, formerly captain and vice-captain of Australia, have been banned for a period of 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper the ball during the ongoing Test series.

While an official statement is expected soon, Bancroft, who was the player to actually temper the ball has been sanctioned with a 9-month ban. All players will have the right to challenge their verdicts and also the duration of their penalties via a Cricket Australia code of conduct hearing with an independent commissioner, who can also choose whether the hearing is public or private.

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Meanwhile, Smith is expected to address the public upon his arrival home in Sydney.

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