Banned Aussie stars cop big snub from Cricket Australia

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft continue to count the cost of their roles in the ball-tampering scandal.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the banned stars have not been invited to the upcoming Cricket Australia awards night, formerly the Allan Border Medal.

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Australian cricket’s night of nights will be held on February 11, more than a month before Smith and Warner’s international bans come to an end.

The trio have not been invited because they are no longer contracted to Cricket Australia.

Smith and Warner’s year-long bans end on March 28, while Bancroft’s nine-month ban finished recently but he has also yet to regain a contract with CA.

David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Any votes they were awarded before the ball-tampering scandal will be counted, but they are ineligible to claim any awards.

“The official voting procedures for the Australian Cricket Awards, which, for this voting period were agreed between the ACA and CA in January 2018 detail the eligibility requirements for each award,” said a CA spokesman.

“The eligibility rules for the Test, ODI and T20 International Players of the Year provide that where a player receives a suspension for a time period, rather than specific matches, the player is automatically disqualified from winning the award for any form of the game that the player played during the period of the suspension.

“In the case of Steve, David and Cameron, they will be ineligible to be awarded Test, ODI or T20 International Player of the Year at this year’s Australian Cricket Awards.”

David Warner and Steve Smith. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

While Smith and Warner are unlikely to receive any votes for the infamous third Test in Cape Town where the sandpaper scandal took place, Bancroft might.

He top-scored in the first innings with 77, which could result in the awkward situation of being awarded points for a match that saw him cheat.