Cricket Australia set to impose six-month bans on players that participate in ‘disapproved cricket’

“Players who participate in disapproved cricket (e.g. exhibition matches) are not permitted to participate in ICC approved cricket for a minimum of six months thereafter”

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Cricket Australia has issued a warning to the players, saying that they could be hit with a six-month ban if they opt to take part in any matches or tournaments without the board’s approval.

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Ponting: Ashes will be Smith’s biggest challenge

“It’s those series that you are remembered for as a leader and as a player as well”

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Ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting has admitted that current skipper Steve Smith will come under intense scrutiny when his side take on England in a highly-anticipated Ashes series in November.

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