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Why was Steve Smith handed a ban?

Asked 2018-12-21 13:04:22 by Rakesh Pillai

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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.

When could Smith return to Australian fold?

Asked 2018-12-21 13:04:22 by Sanvi Sharma

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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.

What did Smith say in relation to the scandal?

Asked 2018-12-21 13:04:22 by Parakram Malik

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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."

How has Australia performed since the scandal took place?

Asked 2018-12-21 13:04:22 by Sanvi Chatterjee

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

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