Sporting News – Steve Smith has been rubbed out of the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after rival franchises raised objections to the suspended Test skipper’s signing as a replacement player.

Summary

  • Steve Smith has been rubbed out of the upcoming Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after rival franchises raised objections to the suspended Test skipper’s signing as a replacement player.
  • “The rule of the tournament is that if a franchise takes a replacement, his name should be in the list of initial players’ draft, but Smith’s name was not there,” Bangladesh Cricket Board chief Nizamuddin Chowdhury explained.
  • MORE: Steve Smith ‘in a dark place’ following ball-tampering scandal |”Some franchises raised objection about it, so we have to bar him from playing the BPL.”
  • The BPL would have been Smith’s third T20 tournament since he was suspended by Cricket Australia.
  • Smith has averaged 35.70 for Sutherland in nine innings in Sydney grade cricket.


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