With the world's focus on the devastating coronavirus pandemic, Smith's two-year leadership ban from the sandpaper ball-tampering scandal ended quietly on Sunday morning. David Warner's leadership ban is career-long, meaning there are no more terms left to expire from the sanctions imposed following the sport's darkest day. It comes after the scandal cost Cricket Australia their men's captain, vice-captain, opening batsman (suspended) and coach (resigned) before the CEO and some members of the executive departed. Sky Sport Australia's Steve Smith gets revenge on NZ captain Kane Williamson. Ryan Pierse Australia's Steve Smith (R) fist bumps New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner in a 2019 test at Sydney.
Source: Stuff March 29, 2020 01:18 UTC