Australian cricket player Steve Smith, escorted by police officers to a departure area at OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
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Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was banned for nine months following the scandal, which has outraged the fans, jolted the sponsors and prompted CA to send the players home from South Africa.The trio will be allowed to compete in club cricket, but cannot take part in state or international games for the duration of their bans.Part of the findings against both Smith and Bancroft were that they had mislead both the umpires on the field of play, and the public in a news conference as to the "the nature, extent and participants of the plan".While Smith and Bancroft were both found guilty of "knowledge" of the plan to cheat, a CA statement credits Warner with the "development" of the plot, suggesting he was the instigator. Smith and Warner have also been stood down from their Indian Premier League teams for 2018, representing a significant loss of income after the Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad had paid $1.84 million respectively for their services.
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