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29 Dec 2018

Ball-tampering scandal: Cameron Bancroft returns to fold with BBL

Cameron Bancroft's nine-month ban ends

Tainted Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft saw his nine-month ban end on Saturday.

Bancroft was handed the ban in relation to a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year.

Bancroft was axed by Cricket Australia alongside Steve Smith and David Warner.

Bancroft is set for a return to cricket.

Here are the details.

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Cameron Bancroft's nine-month ban ends
Bancroft likely to feature on Sunday for Perth Scorchers

BBL

Bancroft likely to feature on Sunday for Perth Scorchers

Bancroft was named in the 13-man squad by Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Perth Scorchers for their next match against Hobart Hurricanes.

The 26-year-old is likely to feature in the match to be held on Sunday

Perth's coach Adam Voges said, "It's great to have Cam back in the squad again. It's been a long year for him and now he can move forward."

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'Dave suggested to me to carry the action'

In a recent interview to Fox Sports, Bancroft said that it was Warner who suggested him to alter the ball against SA.

"Dave suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball given the situation we were in the game and I didn't know any better. I didn't know any better because I just wanted to fit in and feel valued really."

Smith and Warner's suspensions to end in March

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Smith and Warner's suspensions to end in March

Smith and Warner's suspensions are running out at the end of March.

They will be seen in the Bangladesh Premier league next.

The two will also feature in the Indian Premier League 2019.

Post the event, there is the ICC World Cup 2019.

Cricket Australia stated that the two players will need to perform in the global T20 leagues to boost their WC hopes.

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Why was Cameron Bancroft banned?

Who were involved with the player in the scandal?

Where will Bancroft ply his trade now?

When will Smith and Warner return?

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Why was Cameron Bancroft banned?

Asked on 29-12-2018 by Arnav Mittal

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Cameron Bancroft was suspended from international and domestic cricket for nine months after attempting to alter the ball in a Test against South Africa in March 2018.

Who were involved with the player in the scandal?

Asked on 29-12-2018 by Rishika Chauhan

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David Warner and Steve Smith were involved with Bancroft in the tampering scandal.

Where will Bancroft ply his trade now?

Asked on 29-12-2018 by Rakesh Jaiteley

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He will return to cricket with the Big Bash league. He is set to play for Perth Scorchers.

When will Smith and Warner return?

Asked on 29-12-2018 by Vishal Tambe

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The two players will see their ban come to an end in March 2019.

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