Shane Warne © Getty Images
Shane Warne © Getty Images

Shane Warne has been quite vocal about the whole ball tampering issue that the Australian team has been embroiled with. Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were handed hefty bans by Cricket Australia (CA) after they were found guilty of breaking Article 2.3.5 of the CA Code of Conduct. Smith along with Warner has been banned for a period of one year, while Bancroft has been banned for six months. Warne in his Facebook post spoke in detail about how the whole ball tapering episode has left a scar on Australia cricket.

On contrary to CA’s ban, both players have also been banned from Indian Premier League 2018, losing contracts worth up to $2 million each.