Smith, Bancroft face life ban from Cricket Australia

Australia’s Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft could be banned from cricket for life, after confessing to ball tampering to change the condition of the ball using a foreign object on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa.

Smith has already been banned by the International Cricket Council for the next Test, but that leniency may not be applied by Cricket Australia. Earlier on Sunday, Smith was stood down as captain, while Warner was removed as vice-captain. Both players took to the field under the temporary leadership of wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

Dwayne Bravo hoping to play in World Cup

Dwayne Bravo is hoping to get the chance to play for the West Indies at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. The regional side qualified on Wednesday by beating Scotland in its final Super Sixes match in Zimbabwe at the Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking to the Times of India, the bigger Bravo congratulated the team on qualifying before saying, “It is a young team. The cricketing world loves to see West Indies and love to see West Indies competing with the best. I wish them all the best. Hopefully, I would get to play in the World Cup as well.”