Steve Smith and David Warner, the former captain and vice captain of the Australian cricket team, have been banned for one year. Cricket Australia has also banned Cameron Bancroft, who actually did the ball-tampering that has rocked the team in recent days, for nine months.
ESPN Cricinfo says all three have the right to appeal the sanctions. They are all scheduled to leave South Africa on Wednesday, and have been replaced ahead of the fourth and final test in Johannesburg.
Tim Paine has been handed the captaincy. Smith is expected to speak publicly for the first time since admitting the plan to tamper with the ball during the third test, when he arrives home in Sydney.
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