Australian govt asks Cricket Australia to remove Steve Smith as captain; WATCH VIDEO

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The Hush Post: Australian government has asked Steve Smith to step down as skipper.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia started an inquiry on the ball-tampering issue.

CEO James Sutherland, though, has come in support of skipper Steve Smith. Smith himself in a press conference has apologised and accepted to ball tampering. He and the seniors in the team knew of what was going on. There were immediate suggestions in Australia that Smith should step down.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

“We are working through a process and once we have a clearer picture of the facts and understand things once (CA head of integrity) Iain (Roy) submits his report we will be in a better position to make further comment,” Sutherland has said.

Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, the junior-most member of the Australian side was given the task of tampering the condition of the ball. However, he was caught on camera using a yellow object on the ball with a cupped right hand. Later he put the object in his under pants to rid himself of the crises.

He has been charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC), which could lead to a one-match ban and a 100 per cent fine of his match fee.

Michael Clarke, Smith’s predecessor as captain, said the revelations were “disgraceful.”

Like former deputy PM of Australia will have to step down

Former Aussie Test bowler Rodney Hogg said Smith can’t continue as captain. Experts of Australian affairs, suggest that in order to ensure there is no harm to the Aussie reputation, there is no way out but a Smith resignation as captain or may be more. After all he will have to follow in the footsteps of the recent former deputy prime minister of Australia.

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce had to resign as leader of his party and as deputy PM after pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary, who was pregnant with his child.

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