Warner and Smith to miss IPL if CA imposes ban
The fates of Steven Smith and David Warner have been hanging by the thread ever since the ball-tampering scandal came to light. Now, the BCCI has made it clear that they will miss IPL if Cricket Australia (CA) imposes a ban on them. Any player banned by the host body can't be a part of the IPL. Cricket Australia will announce the sanctions today.
BCCI has no say in this case
"If CA goes ahead and bans them, there is no way that the IPL franchises can accommodate them...If CA says that they have decided to ban the two players, that is where it all ends for them," a BCCI's official said.
Warner, Smith and Bancroft sent home by CA
Cricket Australia is still conducting its investigation, but boss James Sutherland has announced that skipper Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are all being sent back home from South Africa. The decision was based on the preliminary investigation and CA is keen on getting to the bottom of the scandal. Sutherland has promised heavy sanctions on everyone involved in this shameful act.
CA promises significant sanctions on trio
Sutherland apologised to the cricketing fraternity across the world and promised that significant sanctions will be announced against the trio once the probe has been completed. Tim Paine has been named the captain for the 4th Test match in Johannesburg. South Africa currently lead the series 2-1. The Proteas have never beaten Australia in a Test series at home.
Renshaw, Maxwell and Burns to replace tainted trio
"Matthew Renshaw, Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns are the three replacements for the squad until the end of the tour and they will join the squad within the next 24 hours," Sutherland concluded.