In ball tampering controversy, David Warner, has resigned as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2018 Indian Premier League

Warner Australia vice-captain captain, Steve Smith and opening batsman Cameron Bancroft have all been sent home from the tour of South Africa.

Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned by Cricket Australia for a year for their involvement in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal, where it has been confirmed sandpaper was used to attempt to rough up the ball.

Cameron Bancroft, who had claimed he used sticky yellow tape, has been banned for nine months.

The body’s chief executive James Sutherland said that the three players were the only members of the touring party involved in plans to cheat.

“In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad,” a team statement read.

“The new captain of the team will be announced shortly.”

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