Steve Smith, the Ex-Australia captain and Cameron Bancroft say they will not contest their ball-tampering bans.
After the incident against South Africa, the ex-vice-captain David Warner and Smith were given one-year bans and Bancroft handed a nine-month suspension by Cricket Australia (CA).
The Australian Cricketers’ Association had said CA should reconsider the “disproportionate” bans. The 28-year-old, Smith said: “I meant what I said about taking full responsibility.”
Writing on Twitter he added: “I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them”.
On Wednesday, Bancroft also tweeted: “Today I lodged the paperwork with Cricket Australia and will be accepting the sanction handed down. I would love to put this behind me and will do whatever it takes to earn back the trust of the Australian public.”
On Tuesday, Darren Lehmann, the head coach was cleared of any involvement in the incident, stepped down from his role after the final Test against South Africa.
Smith admitted that the Aussie “leadership group” had devised a plan to tamper with the ball, and Cricket Australia’s investigation found Warner instructed Bancroft how to carry it out.
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