Yahoo7 News Australia – Former Australian captain Steve Smith (pictured December 2018), who is currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket, Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal, will undergo elbow surgery

Former Australian captain Steve Smith will undergo surgery for an elbow injury, Cricket Australia said Saturday, in a move likely to have implications for his return to the international game with less than three months left on his ball-tampering ban.

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  • Former Australian captain Steve Smith (pictured December 2018), who is currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket, Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal, will undergo elbow surgeryFormer Australian captain Steve Smith will undergo surgery for an elbow injury, Cricket Australia said Saturday, in a move likely to have implications for his return to the international game with less than three months left on his ball-tampering ban.
  • Smith is currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket, Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal during a Test match in South Africa last March.
  • A Cricket Australia spokesperson said Saturday that Smith’s return to playing will be made clearer once the brace is removed.
  • Test skipper Tim Paine this month urged Australia’s public to give Smith and his deputy David Warner, who is also banned, a second chance, saying he hoped “they’re welcomed back” into the national team, where their absence has left a big void.
  • Former Australian captain Steve Smith (pictured December 2018), who is currently serving a one-year ban from international cricket, Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash leagues over a ball-tampering scandal, will undergo elbow surgery


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