Steve Smith

Smith ton gives Finch a fitting farewell

A Steve Smith century helped give retiring Australia skipper Aaron Finch a winning send-off Sunday with a 25-run victory in the final one-day international against New Zealand at Cairns.

November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018

Smith joins Comilla Victorians

Bangladesh’s BPL outfit Comilla Victorians signed Australia’s disgraced former skipper Steve Smith for the upcoming edition of the Bangladesh Premier League BPL), scheduled to start on January 6 next year, Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin confirmed to The Daily Star today.

July 25, 2018
July 25, 2018

Banned Smith remains top-ranked in Tests

Australian cricketer Steve Smith is still officially the world’s top Test batsman though he has been serving a ban from top-level cricket for four months after being embroiled in a ball-tampering incident.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Clarke offers to play for Australia after ball scandal

Retired cricket Test captain Michael Clarke offers to play for Australia for free to help the team recover after the downfall of his successor Steve Smith over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018

Cricketers' union wants Smith, Warner bans reduced

​Bans handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should be reduced, the Australian cricketers' union says, arguing the punishment was disproportionate to previous ball-tampering cases.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

India's cricket stars aghast at Smith punishment

India's star cricketers are astounded at the treatment meted out to former Australian captain Steve Smith that left him tearfully apologising for cheating in a Test match.

March 30, 2018
March 30, 2018

Tears and sympathy: support grows for Smith over ban

A wave of sympathy for disgraced Australia skipper Steve Smith gathers pace after his heart-wrenching apology and as opposition grew to the severity of bans handed out in a ball-tampering scandal.

March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018

Smith breaks down as he accepts full responsibility

Distraught former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith accepts full responsibility for ball-tampering scandal that has shaken the sport, breaking down in tears while denying it had ever happened before.

March 28, 2018
March 28, 2018

Lehmann wants forgiveness for banned trio

Australia coach Darren Lehmann apologises to the public and calls for forgiveness for the "grave mistake" made by the trio of Test players banned for their role in the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked the sport.

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Rahane replaces Smith as Royals captain

Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals replace Australia's Steve Smith as captain over his role in a ball-tampering controversy.

March 26, 2018
March 26, 2018

Uproar over Australia's 'cheating'

Steve Smith's future as Australia captain was thrown into doubt after he was banned for one match after admitting responsibility for the ball-tampering scandal that marred the ongoing Test against South Africa.