Cameron Bancroft accepts the sanctions imposed by Cricket Australia

Earlier Smith also decided not to challenge his ban.

Cameron Bancroft
Australian player Cameron Bancroft addresses the media with WACA CEO Christina Matthews. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Cameron Bancroft has accepted the sanctions imposed on him by Cricket Australia in the recent ball-tampering scandal. He has been slapped with a 9-month ban by the cricket board for his involvement in the incident along with the captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner. However, Bancroft has cleared that he won’t be challenging his ban in his recent social media update and has thanked his fans for all the support.

The storm hit the Australian cricket when Bancroft was caught on cameras rubbing the ball with a sandpaper during the third day’s play of the third Test in Cape Town. Soon after it was shown on the big screen, the youngster panicked and tried to hide it in his pants which was again caught in the cameras which led to widespread speculations. However, Smith later admitted that it was a planned move from the leadership group which sent the shockwaves in the cricketing world.

Bancroft thanks his fans for the support

A lot has happened ever since then even as the Australian team were called as ‘cheats’ be their own media. Also, the head coach Darren Lehmann has stepped down from the position. Cameron Bancroft, on Wednesday, came up with a tweet on social media updating everyone that he has accepted the sanctions imposed by Cricket Australia and will not be challenging the same.

“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. Thank you to all those who have sent messages of support,” he wrote in his tweet.

Earlier, Steve Smith had also cleared that respects the decision taken by the board and will not be challenging the ban imposed on him. He once again took the whole responsibility for the unfortunate incident which took place at the Newlands a few days ago.

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