BREAKING NEWS: Smith and Warner suspended for 12 months, Bancroft gets nine-month ban
Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned from all international and domestic cricket for 12 months by Cricket Australia (CA) following their roles in the ball-tampering scandal that has overshadowed their country's Test series with South Africa, while Cameron Bancroft has received a nine-month suspension.
Reports on Wednesday suggested the trio would face severe sanctions after being identified as the players involved in a pre-meditated plan that saw Bancroft attempt to alter the condition of the ball during the third Test.
Having been charged with breaches of the CA code of conduct on Tuesday and removed from Australia's Test squad, Smith, Warner and Bancroft have now had their punishments determined by the governing body's board.
All three individuals can lodge appeals.