Cricket Australia could consider lifting bans on tainted cricketers David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft, the board’s CEO Kevin Roberts said .
The board is under pressure from the Australian Cricketers’ Association to end the bans after the release of the Longstaff review revealed that a lot of the blame for the ball-tampering scandal lied with the CA.
“The ACA submission around the players’ sanctions was received by the board a few days ago,” Roberts told reporters. “It was addressed to the board rather than to me or all management. So not for me to comment on a board matter other than to say that the board will be respecting that submission and giving it due consideration.”
Smith and vice-captain Warner were handed a 12-month suspension after the ball-tampering scandal broke in March. Bancroft, meanwhile, was banned for nine months.>