Written by Staff Writer
27 Mar, 2018 | 7:13 am
Steve Smith has stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals following the ball-tampering controversy during Australia’s third Test defeat by South Africa.
Regarded as the best batsman in the world, Smith admitted on Sunday to orchestrating a plan to ball tamper during Australia’s third Test defeat by South Africa.
Hence, the 28-year-old has been banned for one Test and fined his entire match fee.
Ajinkya Rahane will replace Smith.
The IPL is to start on Saturday, April 7.
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