Former Australian captain Steve Smith will soon be back to his cricket playing days. He is all set to join Global T20 Canada League. Steve Smith was banned by Cricket Australia following his involvement in the ball-tampering scandal during the third test match against South Africa in Capetown.
Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were all found guilty in the ball-tampering conspiracy that rocked the Cricket Australia. Cricket Australia allowed them to participate in the cricket leagues around the world. Both Smith and Warner made themselves available for Global T20 Canada League. Steve Smith will play under the captaincy of Darren Sammy for Toronto Nationals. Darren Sammy says he is happy to have Steve Smith in his team.
I would love to have Steve Smith in my team any day, says Sammy
As per reports in Reuters, former Windies captain Darren Sammy says Steve Smith is a brilliant cricketer. “We all have done our fair share of mistakes in life, not just sports but in general. Obviously, Steve Smith is an amazing cricketer, someone who I would have on my team any day”, says Darren Sammy who took Windies to T20 World Cup glory twice, in 2012 and 2016.
Speaking further, Darren Sammy said he was commended by the responsibilities Steve Smith took for the controversy. “Obviously as captain of a national team you have certain responsibilities that you have to own up to for the team, and I was commended by his efforts and he has taken responsibility for his actions on the field. I am just happy to have a player of such calibre on my team. He has dealt with his punishment for what happened in South Africa”, further adds Darren Sammy.
Not only Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner, who was the mastermind of the whole ball-tampering scandal will also join Global T20 Canada League. He will play for Winnipeg Hawks in the inaugural season of the Global T20 Canada League.