Yahoo7 News Australia – Sydney (AFP) – Retired cricket Test captain Michael Clarke on Sunday offered to play for Australia for free to help the team recover after the downfall of his successor Steve Smith over a ball-tampering scandal in South offers to play for Australia after ball and vice-captain David Warner were stripped of their leadership roles and banned from the sport for one year after a plot to alter the ball’s condition during the third Test in March.

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  • Sydney (AFP) – Retired cricket Test captain Michael Clarke on Sunday offered to play for Australia for free to help the team recover after the downfall of his successor Steve Smith over a ball-tampering scandal in South offers to play for Australia after ball and vice-captain David Warner were stripped of their leadership roles and banned from the sport for one year after a plot to alter the ball’s condition during the third Test in March.
  • “I would do anything to help the Australian cricket team,” the 37-year-old told Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph.
  • The former batsman, who is in India to cover the IPL and comments on the sport for Australia’s Nine Network, said he had messaged Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland but had not received a reply.
  • This means Smith and Warner will not be eligible to play for Australia until March next year, with wicketkeeper Tim Paine appointed captain.
  • Clarke said the ball-tampering affair, as Australia slips to fourth in the world Test rankings, could set the team back for years.


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