The Hush Post: The Australian Player’s Union has asked for a reduction in the bans imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. The Union also described the bans as ‘disproportionate’.
The President of the Australian Cricketers Association, Greg Dyer said “The proposed penalties are disproportionate relative to precedent. We ask that consideration be given to recalibrating the proposed sanctions, to consider options such as suspending or reducing part of the sanction. To consider allowing the players to return to domestic cricket earlier, for example, as part of their rehabilitation.”
Smith, Warner and Bancroft returned to Australia last week, and all three broke down while addressing the media during three separate conferences. All three accepted responsibility for their actions. Smith and Warner, who were the Captain and Vice-Captain, respectively, were also stripped of their leadership roles. While Smith and Bancroft will not be able to take up leadership positions within the team for two years, Warner will not be able to take up such roles for the rest of his career. Warner has been given a harsher penalty since the findings of Cricket Australia tell us that Warner was the chief instigator of the ball tampering plot.
They will also lose millions of dollars in earnings as companies removed them as sponsors and they were also banned from the Indian Premier League for the season.
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