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Cricket Australia bans Smith, Warner for 12 months in tampering scandal: report

SYDNEY: Australia skipper Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner have been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their roles in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa, cricket website Cricinfo reported on Wednesday. "I understand that the sanctions on Smith and Warner are a ban for 12 months," said cricket commentator Jim Maxwell. Cameron Bancroft, the player caught on camera attempting to doctor the ball with a piece of tape, has been banned…