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Rakesh Pillai

Rakesh Pillai

Asked on 21 December, 2018

Why was Steve Smith handed a ban?

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Australian skipper Steve Smith was handed a ban in relation to the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year in March.

Sanvi Sharma

Sanvi Sharma

Asked on 21 December, 2018

When could Smith return to Australian fold?

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Smith's 12-month ban is set to end in March, 2019. He could return for the upcoming ICC World Cup in May and then the Ashes.

Parakram Malik

Parakram Malik

Asked on 21 December, 2018

What did Smith say in relation to the scandal?

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Smith said, "I had the opportunity to stop it at that point rather than say, 'I don't want to know anything about it. And that was my failure of leadership. And, you know, I've taken responsibility for that."

Sanvi Chatterjee

Sanvi Chatterjee

Asked on 21 December, 2018

How has Australia performed since the scandal took place?

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Australia have played poorly across formats since the scandal that hit them hard.

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