In the ball tempering case, Steve Smith has been removed from the captaincy of the Australian cricket team. Vice captain David Warner has also lost his position. Smith has also been removed from the Rajasthan Royals as captain of his team and his replacement will be the captain of the Rahane team.
Steve has stepped down as captain in the middle of the third Test against South Africa, and now he will take Tim Paine in the remaining matches and series.
Smith accepted Ball Tempper by Cameron Bancourt and accepted his mistake on the third day of the third Test in Cape Town against South Africa.
He also assured that such a mistake will never happen again. After this shameful incident, the Australian government ordered the removal of Smith from the captaincy. Cricket Australia also spoke of taking some tough action soon. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said, “Steve Smith and David Warner were discussed, after which they agreed to resign as captain and vice-captain respectively between the third Test.”
Sutherland also said, “It is important to proceed with this test. In the interim we will continue our investigations in this matter. I said before that cricket fans of Australia and Australian cricket hope to retain the Code of Criminality from our country’s cricketers. None of them came true at this time.
As Sutherland says, ‘many Australian citizens like us want answers and we will continue to provide you updates on this issue. This matter is primary.
‘ The Board has appointed Tim Pan as the acting captain in place of Smith. Cricket Australia chairman David Pewar said, “Cricket Australia Board has made Tim Pan a Career captain for the remainder of the series against South Africa. Smith and Warner will be seen playing under Tim.’ He further said, “The Board will give its full support to the immediate investigation of what happened in Cape Town. This matter is quite serious for us. We assure that keeping in mind the interest of Australian cricket will keep all the information. “