Ball-tampering scandal leads to cost an arm and a leg for prominent cricketers David Warner and Steven Smith. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) bars both from playing IPL 2018. It would be heartbroken for IPL fans as they won't let them see for a year. IPL chairperson Rajeev Shukla expelled Smith and Warner after Cricket Australia has banned them from playing for their nation for a year. "The players that they have banned, we are also barring those two players from this season," said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla. The controversy took place on the third day of Cape Town test when the third member Cameron Bancroft was caught in a camera for using the yellow tape to revamp the condition of the ball. Later, Smith, who was the part of the 'leadership group', admitted that the whole move was planned. Thus, a quick suspension was given to three of them. Smith called it "the biggest mistake" This is unbelievable for their fans though they are trolled on social media sites. Even former Indian cricketer Murali Kartik didn't hesitate from sharing his opinion-
I am not someone who generally comments on most things but to say that the coach and the other bowlers didn't know anything about what was happening is a bit too hard to firstly chew & secondly digest.. Anywayshttps://twitter.com/kartikmurali/status/978690613620236291 After the thorough investigation of Cricket Australia, three of them were found guilty of a violation of the Article 2.3.5 of Cricket Australia's Code of Conduct. They will return to home on Thursday. Holding the terrific record of cricket till now, Warner has the highest run-getter in the 2015 and 2017. Smith led Rajasthan Royals replacing Captain Ajinkya Rahane. Moreover, Warner has dropped out from the captaincy of his IPL team. A new captain will be announced soon.