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Smith’s ban lifted,Again eligible to lead Australian team

The banning of former Australian captain Steve Smith due to a ball-tampering scandal has ended, with which he is again eligible to lead the Australian team.

It should be remembered that the then Australian captain Steve Smith was given a one-year ban on ball-tampering in the 2018 Cape Town Test, after he was disqualified for two years.

Along with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bean Craft were banned, but last year, Smith and Warner successfully launched their international careers.

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After the ban was lifted, Steve Smith was again eligible to lead the Australian team, but his colleague David Warner was banned so far that he would never be able to lead the Australian team.

Demands to re-captain Steve Smith in place of Tim Paine have been steadily rising, but it is not yet clear whether Smith himself is ready for the position.

Last year, coach Justin Langer expressed his confidence in Tim Paine’s leadership, expressing his reservations that Smith might not want to take the lead with the pressure of batting.

Aaron Finch, captain of Australia’s ODI and T20 squad, has been demanded to be removed several times.

In his statement Sunday after the ban was lifted, Smith said his focus is now on keeping himself mentally and physically healthy.

Smith was supposed to attend the Indian Premier League this year, but the league has been postponed due to the Corona virus, and Smith believes it is impossible to hold a league in the current situation.

Remember that there is a 21-day lockdown in India and India has closed its borders and banned entry of foreigners.

Steve Smith said that India has locked down the entire country till April 15, so the tournament does not appear to be held. Has affected enough sports competitions.

Australia has canceled all sports events and their scheduled tour to Bangladesh and England in June is also looking to be postponed.

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