Smith, Warner banned from Indian Premier League - IPL chief

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The news comes after Warner along with Smith and Bancroft were suspended by Cricket Australia from playing the fourth test against South Africa.

Australia opener David Warner has stepped down as captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal that has rocked the cricketing community.

Meanwhile, reports suggest the two Australian cricketers -including Cameron Bancroft - involved in the incident can still play grade cricket, ergo they can play the IPL since it qualifies under the same category.

Warner was seen being physically restrained by his teammates in the footage that went viral on social media and invited a fine from the ICC.

It is possible he could be frozen out of the national set-up once the suspension expires, a la Kevin Pietersen's messy divorce from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Speaking to CNN News 18, BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary said: "I am not aware of the punishment yet as dissed out by Cricket Australia but if they (Warner and Smith) are banned by their own cricket body then they won't take part in the IPL".

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Cricketnext had broken this story first as earlier, a senior BCCI official had said that all speculations mean nothing if the CA bans them for even two months as any player banned by his host body can not be a part of the IPL.

Warner's participation in the T20 tournament, where he was due to collect $2.4 million, is in doubt.

Warner's resignation comes just two days after global team-mate Smith quit as Rajasthan Royals skipper.

Sutherland wouldn't be drawn on whether Warner would be welcome in the Australian dressing room again.

The electronics company today noted its current deal with the opening batsman was in its final weeks.

Warner was recently stripped off the vice-captaincy of the Australian side after the third Test against South Africa.