Cameron Bancroft cleared to play Premier Cricket
Bancroft was handed a nine-months ban by Cricket Australia.
Updated - May 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Cameron Bancroft’s cricketing career went into the doldrums when he was caught tampering the cricket ball during the Cape Town Test match in South Africa back in March. Subsequently, he was slapped with a ban of nine months by Cricket Australia. The 25-year old later admitted to having involved in the horrendous act and later apologized for his wrong-doing.
The tainted cricketer has been cleared to play Premier Cricket in Western Australia as per reports in cricket.com.au. He was granted special permission following a voting system in a general meeting between the 16 Premier Cricket clubs. He will play for the Willetton Club, which is expected to come as a major relief for the suspended cricketer.
The gloomy phase for Australia
Australian cricket is currently in the middle of one of the darkest phases in their cricketing history. Bancroft’s act was captured by the camera and the umpires immediately took note of it. Post the day’s play, Steve Smith came out with the revelations surrounding the act after their undesired antics on the cricket pitch. Quite expectantly, the debacle was lamented by everyone.
Malcolm Turnbull, the Prime Minister of Australia, didn’t mince any words while criticising the trio for the shambolic incident. Following their suspensions, they attended press conferences where each of them broke down. Darren Lehmann, the then Australian coach, was also suspected to have played a part in the tactic. However, he was given a clean chit.
Lately, he resigned from his position and Justin Langer was anointed as the new coach of the team. Recently, Australia’s squad for their tour of England has been announced and Paine has been given the role of captaincy. He was also the skipper for the remainder of the South Africa series. The World Cup is an year away and the team has a strenuous task ahead of them to get themselves in place before taking on the world.