Steve Smith and David Warner to play in Global T20 in Canada
By Tejas Kotecha
Last Updated: 04/06/18 3:38pm
Australia's banned cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner have been drafted to play in the Global T20 Canada event, which gets underway later this month.
Former Australia captain Smith and vice-captain Warner were given 12-month bans by Cricket Australia for their role in the ball-tampering scandal in the third Test against South Africa in March.
However, the suspensions only apply at international and state-level cricket and does not extend to domestic tournaments outside their home nation.
Warner was selected in the third round of the draft by the Winnipeg Hawks, who also have West Indies' Dwayne Bravo and South African David Miller.
Smith was taken in the second round by the Toronto Nationals, where he will play alongside West Indies duo Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard.
The Canadian tournament will also feature teams representing Edmonton, Montreal and Vancouver, along with a Caribbean side.
It runs from June 28 to July 15 at Maple Leafe Cricket Club near Toronto.