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Steve Smith Might Comeback To Cricket With Global T20 Canada

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| May 18 , 2018 , 17:50 IST

Former Aussie captain Steve Smith who was banned by Cricket Australia for a year for ball tampering during the recent Test series in South Africa might make a comeback on the pitch with the inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament in Toronto next month.

After being cleared to play grade cricket in Sydney by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Smith is eligible to play in the six-team tournament scheduled to run from June 28 to July 16. The 28-year-old has been approached by the tournament's organisers, reported cricket.com.au.

Cricket Australia has also given the player green signal to play in the tournament. Moreover, a minimum of four Canadians will be there in each squad, implying plenty of room for foreign recruits. Still placed at the top among best batsmen in Test cricket, Smith is yet to confirm his decision.

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Smith's fellow players - David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, who were also found guilty in the ball tampering scandal have already confirmed about their respective cricket comebacks. Warner will play for Sydney-based grade cricket club Randwick Petersham.

Bancroft, on the other hand, has been granted special exemption from Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) to participate in the Premier Cricket competition for Willetton. Due to the global outrage, Warner and Smith had to pull out of Indian Premier League this year.

The six competing teams of the tournament, sanctioned by the International Cricket Council earlier in February, are Caribbean All-Stars, Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Ottawa Royals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks.