Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Steve Smith Set to Return to Cricket in T20 League in Canada

Steve Smith Set to Return to Cricket in T20 League in Canada

In March this year, Smith was handed a one-year ban and would not be able to represent his nation or state for the given period while also being banned from captaincy for 2 years.

Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who is now serving a one-year ban from global cricket, for being involved in the ball tampering controversy during the third Test against South Africa in March, could see an unlikely return to cricket.

After being cleared to play grade cricket in Sydney by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Smith is eligible to play in the six-team tournament scheduled to run from June 28 to July 16.

Confirming the news, club president and former fast bowler Mike Whitney said that the tainted opener has made himself available for at least first three matches of the club in the Sydney Premier Cricket season. He's one of the best players Australia has had since World War Two.

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Days after David Warner and Cameron Bancroft announced their return to competitive cricket, former Australian Captain Steve Smith is on the path of doing the same.

Former Australian vice-captain David Warner, who is now serving his one-year suspension handed by Cricket Australia for his involvement in ball-tampering scandal, is all set to start his road to redemption by featuring for Sydney's Randwick Petersham.

The tournament will have six competing teams who are Caribbean All-Stars, Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Ottawa Royals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks.

After spending some time travelling around the United States in a bid to clear his head after the ball-tampering scandal that resulted in his year long suspension from worldwide cricket, Steve Smith may be about to head back to North America to resume his cricketing career. After his return, Smith went to Moore Park with his father and underwent a net session indoors.

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