The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) termed the punishment on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft as "harsh" and called for a reconsideration but CA chairman David Peever remained adamant and turned down the plea
Melbourne: Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will not be part of the Australian squads to face India at home from next month as Cricket Australia (CA) refused to reduce their bans.
India are set to travel Down Under for three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs from November 2018 to January 2019.
Captain Smith and his deputy Warner were banned for one year in March for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Bancroft was suspended for nine months for the same.
Smith and Warner will not be considered for national selection till April 2019 while Bancroft misses out till January 2019.
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) termed the punishment on the trio "harsh" and called for a reconsideration but CA chairman David Peever remained adamant and turned down the plea.
"Sanctions were carried out and imposed by the board after a very full and thoughtful process. So the sanctions stand," said Peever.
"As chairman of the board of CA, I accept responsibility for what happened in South Africa, but I'm also very confident that we're positioned to move forward from here.
"We've learned many lessons and of course there has been a lot going on since then. Both within the playing group and within the organisation itself to move things forward," he added.
With inputs from PTI
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Last Updated Oct 30, 2018, 5:13 PM IST