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Big Decision Made by Cricket Australia Regarding Smith and Warner Comeback in World Cup !!!


Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Robert on Friday said,

"Steve Smith and David Warner's Performance in the upcoming T20 leagues around the world will play a vital role in deciding the banned duo's selection in next year's World Cup Squad."

Smith and Warner will be performing in Pakistan Super league, Bangladesh Premier league and the Indian Premier League in 2019.

Steve Smith will make his comeback in cricket by competing in Pakistan Super League (PSL) while David Warner rejected to play in Pakistan Super League offered by PSL management.

Steve Smith has bought by the Sixth team which is now owned by Ali Khan Tareen, the son of Pakistani Politician Jahangir Khan Tareen.

Earlier the Bangladesh Cricket Board reverse BPL management decision to allow Steve Smith for playing in the Bangladesh Premier League.

"There's got to be consistency, fairness and justice in our selection criteria and so that our focus on making the road as smooth as possible." Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said.

"We will obviously take their form in those tournaments into account, so that will be important to watch." Robert was quoted as saying by ABC radio.

Steve Smith and David Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for their role in ball-tempering scandal in South Africa in march.

"From what I hear around the traps, there's no concerns with the form of Steve and Dave, so it's just a matter of that continuing out in the middle as opposed to in the nets." Kevin Roberts said.

In recent interviews both Cameron Bancroft and Smith made it clear that David Warner was the instigator of the ill-fated incident in Cape Town.

But Roberts denied then skipper Smith and Bancroft's statements would affect the player's chance of being brought back into the Australian fold.

"I don't really know. But I think what's important is our commitment to that integration process, working with the three sanctioned players." The Cricket Australia chief said.

"Making sure that we have got selection criteria that are the same for all players, whether they are the sanctioned players or not." he added.

"I spoke to Dave on Christmas Eve, or just prior to Christmas, but having spoken to him since the interviews I think Dave's to be commended for his maturity and the way that he's handling the situation at the moment, and of course our approach is the same with all three players." he said. 

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