Steve Smith’s two-year leadership ban ended on March 29, leaving him eligible again to captain Australia at a time of uncertainty over when international cricket will resume. Smith was stripped of the captaincy and banned from leading Australia for two years over his involvement in the 2018 ball tampering scandal in South Africa. His sentence ended on March 29 and he can again captain Australia if called upon.Australian players were due this week to conclude a series of matches in New Zealand and, for some, to join the Indian Premier League. But it wasn’t clear on March 29 if the IPL will take place this year and when international matches will resume. Australia’s scheduled mid-year tours to England and Bangladesh are in doubt.Smith told Channel Nine television’s Sports on March 29 that he is doing his best to stay mentally and physically fit, training in his home gym, going on 10 kilometer (6 mile) runs and practicing the guitar.Close “It’s obviously not looking likely (the IPL will go ahead) at the moment” Smith said. “I think there might be some meetings over the next few days to discuss what the go is with it all.” related news Coronavirus pandemic |… Read full this story
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