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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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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Suspended Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft has given his first interview at Perth airport on Saturday (30th June) since he apologised for his actions in South Africa, ahead of his return to club cricket after being banned for nine months from all international and domestic games.

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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 said after the match in Darwin he was just happy to be back. Batting in the Top End in his first match since the ball - tampering fiasco, the 25-year-old was simply enjoying playing cricket again. But given that Test ended in ignominy with Bancroft suspended for nine months and his

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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