Smith and Warner were captain of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively, but after this ban, they had to leave the captaincy. Cameron Bancroft, who was seen scraping the ball with a yellow object, has been suspended from worldwide cricket for nine month.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner.
With New Zealand's build-up to the second Test against England, starting in Christchurch on Friday, overshadowed by worldwide reaction to the cheating affair in South Africa, Williamson said he has been in touch with Warner. It's an exciting opportunity with a talented group of players. This year, he was among two players retained by Sunrisers ahead of the 2018 auction.
"In terms of the bans, that's a decision Cricket Australia had to make - and that's for them to decide". SRH have played well as a unit and they understand the dynamics of T20 cricket.
Smith and Warner were supposed to captain their respective franchises.
"We are also going to talk to Sunrisers Hyderabad that they should also consider about Warner being the captain", Rajeev Shukla told ANI.
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He, along with his skipper Steve Smith, and fellow opener Cameron Bancroft were sent back home with Cricket Australia naming Tim Paine as the captain for the fourth Test against the Proteas.
Both Warner and Smith were bought by their respective franchises at the same price of Dollars 1.84 million (approx Rs 12.50 crore) each.
However, many former cricketers were amused by the board clearin head coach Darren Lehmann in the row. "K.Shanmugam, CEO, SunRisers Hyderabad".
Warner has, however, been banned from all leadership positions in Australian cricket for life.
The controversy exploded on day three of the Cape Town Test last week, when Bancroft was caught using yellow tape to alter the condition of the ball before attempting to hide it in down his pants.
The fallout to the controversy has continued with the first significant commercial impact for Cricket Australia being Test title sponsors Magellan ending their deal one year into a three-year contract.