Smith, Warner set to return to club cricket after ball-tampering ban

first_imgSteve Smith and David Warner, who are still serving their one-year bans for their involvment in the ball-tampering row, are set to make a return in Sydney first-grade cricket in the opening fixtures of the their respective clubs on 22 September.Smith plays for Sutherland, who host Mosman in their first Premier Cricket fixture, while Warner represents Randwick-Petersham, who will face St. George, according to a report on Cricket Australia’s website.Former Australia captain Smith and vice-captain Warner could face each other on 10 November, when Sutherland and Randwick-Petersham face off in a one-day match at an yet to be announced venue.The duo, along with opener Cameron Bancroft, were handed lengthy bans by Cricket Australia (CA) following a ball-tampering scandal during the South Africa Test series in March.READ: Steve Smith, David Warner banned for 1 year eachFollowing the ban, the trio have played in various domestic competitions, with Smith scoring 41 on his debut for the Barbados Tridents in the Twenty20 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) competition last Sunday.READ – David Warner, Steve Smith cleared to play grade cricket in Sydneyhe 29-year-old also regained the world number one Test batting ranking earlier this week despite being out of action for Australia since March.READ – Steve Smith and David Warner to play in Caribbean Premier LeagueWarner is also playing in the CPL for the St Lucia Stars, while Bancroft participated in the domestic Darwin’s Strike League last month.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more