Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bankroft have been the prime accused in the latest ball-tampering scandal. Australian Captain has already been awarded a one-match ban for the misdeed. However, there is still a lot of hue and cry around the incident for there are people in the cricket fraternity who consider the punishment awarded to the Australian skipper to be too lenient.
There is a faction of the cricket fraternity that is accusing ICC of discriminating while deciding the punishment for Steve Smith. And there are clouds of doubt on the future of the Australian cricketer with the talks of a lifetime ban doing rounds.
Here is the video, where Steve Smith and Cameron Bankroft can be seen accepting to the misdeed they performed during the match.
In the video, Steve Smith can be heard saying, 'we are not proud of what happened, and I can ensure you that nothing like will happen in the future, under my leadership'.
WATCH: Cameron Bancroft and Steve Smith admit to ball-tampering during Australia's test against South Africa 🏏 pic.twitter.com/EZsmIvG2aN— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) March 24, 2018
The player is a part of the IPL 2018 Rajasthan Royals team. He was appointed the captain of the Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals won the first season of the IPL and has since then been struggling the replicate the feat. However, the team is a strong contender for the title this year. The team took a big blow after their skipper being named in the recent ball-tampering case. Now that the team has replaced Steve Smith with Ajinkya Rahane, there still remains doubt over Steve Smith being able to be a part of the IPL 2018.
Moreover, there are talks of imposing a lifetime ban on the player. However, it would be an extraordinary step in the history of cricket to ban a player for a lifetime, for tampering with the ball but still remains one of the possible outcomes of the tampering scandal.