AND BEST DECISION
Cricbuzz Staff •
A reduction in ban could result in the trio being available for the home series against India © Getty
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft could see the end of the bans they are currently serving for their involvement in the ball fighting event at the Newlands Test in March this year. Australian Cricket is said to consider the pledges given by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) for the penalties to shorten. According to Fairfax Media, the assembly board is expected to meet this week to discuss whether to reduce the exclusions.
According to the original decision, the bans on Smith and Warner remain until March 29, 2019 while Bancroft's time is off until December 29th this year. If it is reduced immediately, it may even allow the trio to be selected for the home series against India, starting with the T20I on November 21st.
Reducing the bans has been the subject of debate for a considerable amount of time now and further discussions have been seen following the Longstaff breakdown review for the ball fighting saga on the culture without counting costs & # 39; created by Australian Cricket.
ACA wrote a 13 point response to the developments in relation to the review, stated in their official statement: "Given that there is now an independent check that the CA system and culture are contributing factors, the Executive ACA calls for raising the Board imposed penalties on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. "
"My message to Australian Cricket is a simple one: these men have been punished enough. Let these men crawl play," says Dyer. "I add that the SAC will be incredible in addressing this."