Smith and Warner had already stepped down from the captaincy of their IPL teams after they admitted leading the decision to tamper with the ball.
Axed Australian cricket captain Steve Smith is escorted by Police officers as he leaves the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa March 28, 2018. This came after the CA sanctions and their forced stepping down as captains of Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.
Along with Smith, he has also been ejected from this year's Indian Premier League, losing contracts worth almost US$2 million each.
Former captain Steve Smith's days as a Weet-Bix kid are also over, with Sanitarium dropping Smith from its endorsements. "It is something I will regret for the rest of my life", the opener stated.
While suspending the three cricketers, CA said that they will not be allowed to play worldwide and domestic cricket during the period of suspension. "On behalf of Cricket Australia, I want to apologize to all Australians that these events have taken place, especially to all the kids".
The fallout from the scandal continues, with wealth management company Magellan pulling out of a sponsorship deal with Cricket Australia, while Asics also announced it had terminated sponsorship contracts with Warner and Bancroft.
Each player must also complete 100 hours of community service before being considered for future selection, while it was confirmed that the cheat had been confined to the trio only, exonerating teammates and coach Darren Lehmann of any wrong-doing.
Smith's fall from grace was sudden and steep after he captained Australia to a 4-0 Ashes rout of England a few months ago, establishing himself as the best batsman in the world with a series of outstanding performances. ABC cricket commentator Jim Maxwell said that Smith had been ordered by Cricket Australia to do a press conference.
Bancroft was caught tampering with the ball red-handed on day three of the third Test when he was filmed first rubbing the ball with the tape in his hand, then shoving the tape down the front of his trousers. I have never ever been involved in tampering with a ball [before].
The ICC then has Australia down for a Test and three ODIs in Zimbabwe but this is not likely to happen given the precarious financial state of the game in Zimbabwe, Reuters has learnt. "People know I worked so hard to get to this point in my career and to have given up that chance for free is devastating", he said.