<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith" target="_blank">Steven Smith</a> took full responsibility of the ball-tampering incident last Saturday at Cape Town during the third Test between Australia and South Africa. Smith, along with his deputy David Warner, has been banned for a year by Cricket Australia, also earning a captaincy ban of two years. <p></p> <p></p>"I take full responsibility, I made a serious error of judgement and I understand the consequences. It was a failure of leadership, my leadership" he said before breaking down in tears. "I'm sorry. I'm absolutely devastated." <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Watch LIVE: Steve Smith addresses the media after returning home to Sydney <a href="https://t.co/ljh0A32bMh">https://t.co/ljh0A32bMh</a></p> <p></p> cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) <a href="https://twitter.com/CricketAus/status/979278001576624128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 29, 2018</a></blockquote> <p></p>Smith, alongside Warner have been barred from playing the IPL as well.