Sport Cameron Bancroft given second chance at club-level cricket after ball tampering saga

01:11  15 may  2018
01:11  15 may  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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Bancroft admitted to ball tampering in the third test against South Africa.© Provided by ABC News Bancroft admitted to ball tampering in the third test against South Africa.

Cameron Bancroft has taken the first step on his long road to cricketing redemption, winning a reprieve to play club cricket while serving his nine-month Cricket Australia ban.

The 25-year-old was sensationally banned for his role in the ball tampering scandal, in which he used sandpaper to scratch the ball during the third Test of this summer's South Africa tour.

Former captain Steve Smith and deputy David Warner were also banned for 12 months for their role in the incident.

Under the WA Premier Cricket rule, any Cricket Australia ban automatically extended to club level, which meant Bancroft would not have been able to return to cricket until December.

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Cameron Bancroft is expected to face a 'please explain' from the match referee over a possible ball tampering drama. Australian cricket player Cameron Bancroft with a yellow object.Picture: Supplied. The level - two charge results in either three of four demerit points.

Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft is suspected of ball tampering after he was seen appearing to rub it with a foreign object on day two of The footage went wild on social media with cricket fans speculating what the batsman had hidden in his pocket, as suggestions of ball tampering escalate.

That was different to the New South Wales grade rules, which allowed Smith and Warner to play while serving their bans.

However Monday night's decision by the West Australian District Cricket Council has granted Bancroft an exemption to play grade cricket in Perth next summer.

WACA chief executive Christina Matthews said the issue was "strongly debated" but ultimately approved, and congratulated the council on its decision.

"They were put in an awkward position by the sanctions in the first place and a lack of understanding of the rules that applied across premier cricket in Australia, but it is good news for Cameron," Ms Matthews said.

"Cameron more than anything wants to play cricket here.

"He would have the opportunity if it hadn't been approved to go interstate but I don't think that would have sat well with him."

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Bancroft addressed the ball tampering scandal, which has consumed the cricketing world, in a brief and emotional press conference. After Cameron Bancroft finished taking questions, WACA CEO Christina Matthews confirmed that under current WACA rules he is not permitted to play grade cricket

Australia cricket teamAustralian ball tampering . Lehmann left his position as national coach on 29 March after the incident in South Africa which resulted in David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft being suspended.

Bancroft faced the prospect of moving interstate to play club cricket if the exemption was not granted, with the New South Wales Cricket Association saying it would welcome him.

He could also have moved to the Northern Territory.

County club Surrey also reportedly expressed interest in the suspended batsman's services.

Bancroft's previous county contract with Somerset was ripped up in the wake of the scandal, despite the ban not preventing him, or Smith and Warner, from playing overseas.

Warner and Smith both had their multi-million-dollar Indian Premier League contracts cancelled.

WA and the Perth Scorchers retained Bancroft on a list of contracted players despite his ban, while recently appointed Australian coach Justin Langer said he would welcome the banned three back into the national fold, once their bans were complete.

Bancroft is still ineligible for domestic and international cricket.

He is also required to serve 100 hours of community service as part of his suspension.

Comment: David Warner's club comeback will help earn back the respect of the Australian public .
Former Australia cricket vice-captain David Warner is attempting to put his cricket career back on track by committing to playing the start of the Sydney grade season with Randwick Petersham. Warner has been with Randwick Petersham for the past five seasons after switching from Eastern Suburbs.

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