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Steven Smith, David Warner  have been handed one-year ban by Cricket Australia (CA) following the ball tampering fiasco that has hit the cricketing world. Following CA’s announcement BCCI  acting secretary, Amitabh Choudhary has confirmed that both Smith and Warner will not be a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He said: “I am not aware of the punishment as dissed out by Cricket Australia but if they (Warner and Smith) are banned by their own cricket body then they won’t take part in the IPL.”

This news was reported by cricketnext, who also quoted IPL Chairman, Rajeev Shukla saying“The franchises will get replacements for @davidwarner31 and @stevesmith49, who will not be allowed to play this year.” Smith and Warner will be missing Australia’s ODI tour to India and India’s tour of Australia. Cameron Bancroft too has been given a nine-month ban by CA. Darren Lehmann has however, received a clean chit from CA.