[caption id="attachment_724196" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Steven-Smith-getty.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-724196" alt="Steven Smith (File Photo) Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Steven-Smith-getty.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Steven Smith (File Photo) Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Australian cricket governing body, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cricket-australia">Cricket Australia</a>(CA), has made it clear that they are not considering to soften their stand on the one-year ban imposed on former team skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith/">Steven Smith</a> and opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/david-warner/">David Warner</a> for their role in the ball-tampering scandal."At no stage have we, or are we considering lessening the current sanctions in place forrespective players in relation to the incident in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a>," <em>Cricket.com.au.</em> quoted a CA spokesperson, as saying. <p></p> <p></p>"The CA Code of Conduct does not allow for reversal or lessening of sanctions once players have fully accepted the charges," the spokesperson added. Smith and Warner, along with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cameron-bancroft/">Cameron Bancroft</a> were found guilty of artificially altering the condition of the ball during the third Test of the four-match series against South Africa in Cape Town, four months back. All the three players admitted to the charges laid against them and were subsequently served with the punishment.