Cricket

Steve Smith poised to return to cricket after being named as marquee player for inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament

  • AFP
  • May 25th, 2018
  • 7:33:55 IST

Los Angeles: Disgraced former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith appears poised to return to the game after being named on Thursday among the marquee players for the inaugural Global T20 Canada event.

File picture of Steven Smith. AFP

File picture of Steven Smith. AFP

Smith, the world's number one Test batsman, was sacked and sent home in disgrace after the third Test against South Africa in March.

He later accepted a 12-month ban from all international and domestic games by Cricket Australia for his role in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport.

Cricket Australia told AFP that Smith had the support of the governing body to play in the Canadian event.

He had been on a $1.9 million contract with Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals but stepped down amid the scandal.

David Warner, who was the vice-captain, was also banned for 12 months and Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months.

Warner is set to make a return to the field in September with Sydney's Randwick Petersham. Bancroft was last week cleared to play club cricket in Western Australia.

The Canadian tournament will be held at Maple Leaf Cricket Club near Toronto from June 28-July 15 and feature six teams representing Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton and Winnipeg along with a Caribbean side.

Teams are to be selected on May 30 via a player draw.

Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Dwayne Bravo, Lasith Malinga, Chris Lynn, Darren Sammy, David Miller, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell were also named as marquee players.

Updated Date: May 25, 2018 07:33:55 IST

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

IPL 2021: Shubman Gill says Kolkata Knight Riders still in contention for entering playoffs
First Cricket News

IPL 2021: Shubman Gill says Kolkata Knight Riders still in contention for entering playoffs

Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders are lying in the bottom-half of the points table in this year's IPL with just two wins from seven games.

IPL: BCCI planning e-bidding for two new teams on 17 October, says report
First Cricket News

IPL: BCCI planning e-bidding for two new teams on 17 October, says report

The BCCI had on 31 August invited bids to own an IPL franchise with "Invitation to Tender" available for purchase till 5 October.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Visitors' captain Temba Bavuma ruled out of remaining ODI matches after fracturing thumb
First Cricket News

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Visitors' captain Temba Bavuma ruled out of remaining ODI matches after fracturing thumb

Bavuma's injury came during South Africa's 14-run defeat in the opening ODI on Thursday. He continued batting but only for a short time before retiring hurt.