Sydney: The India and Australia matches are ready to hit the field soon. But the ban over the three best players of Australia will continue. After reviewing a submission by the player’s union to cut the penalties, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will all have to serve their full bans for ball-tampering, Cricket Australia ruled. The entire world is waiting to see the outcomes of Team Australia against India.
The Board CA interim chairman Earl Eddings utter that “determined that it is not appropriate to make any changes to the sanctions handed down to the three players”
As remember The Australia’s captain and Vice Captain Smith and Warner, were banned from the state and international Cricket for 12 months over the incident in South Africa in March, while Bancroft was suspended for nine months.
After a devastating review blamed its culture as party contributing to players bending the rules, the scandal, which rocked the sport, had far-reaching consequences in Australia with a clean-out of top executives from CA.
The blame attributed to CA by the independent review was grounds to have the bans lifted argued by the Australian Cricketers Association.
After David Peever Eddings, became chairman this month was forced out, said the board decision was unanimous.
He added “ CA maintains that both the length and nature of the sanctions remain an appropriate response in light of the considerable impact on the reputation of Australian cricket, here and abroad,”. He continues that “ Steve, David and Cameron are working hard to demonstrate their commitment to cricket and have out continued support to ensure their pathway to return is as smooth as possible”
To the domestic Sheffield Shield Competition, the national team has ban in a form slump with some high-profile former players saying Smith and Warner should be brought back as soon as possible.
However, other argued that the bans should stay as all three players accepted their sanctions.
On the same Eddings said “ We believe the ongoing conversation about reducing the sanctions puts undue pressure on the three players– all of whom accepted the sanctions earlier this year– and the Australian men’s cricket team”
It added “ As such, the Cricket Australia board does not intend to consider further calls amendments to the sanctions”