Steve Smith was removed from Australia’s Test captaincy in 2018. © AFP
Three years after the Sandpaper-Gate scandal, Steve Smith has once again expressed his desire to lead the Australian Australian cricket team. Smith, who was banned along with two other players for ball tampering, said he is ready for a second chance to captain his country. In March 2018, Smith was banned for two years for captaining the national team for his role in Cape Town. I certainly have been given a lot of time to think about this and I think now I think Smith said at one point that I would be excited if the opportunity came again. ” Smith told News Corp
“If Cricket Australia wanted Australia and it would have been the best for the team at that time, then this is definitely something I would be interested in now.”
Following the incident, Australia’s Test captaincy was handed over to wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was at the receiving end of criticism during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
“I will always be with Cape Town whether I am attracted to it again or not. It always has been. I am doing all this now. Time moves forward, and over the years I have learned a lot about myself. Human. Such. I feel like if the opportunity arises then I am in a better place.
“If it’s not, it’s good and I’m backing Tim (Pine) and Finch (Aaron Finch) in the same way I’m in charge. I don’t always feel like I want to do it again. He said , ‘This is just the last bit. “
Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera trying to change the position of the ball with the help of sandpaper during a ball tampering scandal in South Africa. While Buckcroft was banned for nine months, Smith and Warner, who played the role in his favor, were banned for 12 months.
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