Steve Smith vows to earn back trust

Smith was found guilty of knowing the plan

Support 'humbling and overwhelming', says Australian cricketer David Warner

Smith and Warner, who were stood down from their skipper and vice-captaincy roles respectively, received 12-month bans from Cricket Australia while Bancroft was given a nine-month suspension for their part in the incident during the third Test against South Africa in March.

According to the , Di Venuto was Australia's batting coach until 2016 and remains close to both Steve Smith and David Warner, who are serving 12-month bans from global and Australian domestic cricket following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

Warner was attending a cricket clinic with children.

'The most memorable line from his press conference he said was that it was a failure of leadership, ' panel member and former Australian Wallaby rugby union player Peter FitzSimons said.

"I think it can be resurrected and I think it will be under Justin Langer".

Taylor's views on Smith divided opinion on social media.

"It was so much fun - I didn't know I had so much power in me, because normally I would just hit little ones", 11-year-old Hannah said.

As part of Cricket Australia's sanctions, Smith, Warner and Bancroft are required to complete community service of a cricket nature.

"It's so important for us because we've got a big focus in our strategy to grow our women and girls competition", Mr Morrison said.

Langer, a gritty opening batsman who played in some of Australia's greatest teams, has been appointed coach of the Test, one-day and T20 sides for the next four years. "I have had some time away to come to terms with everything and now it's time to get back into it", Smith wrote in an Instagram post.

"To the fans and the lovers of the game who have supported and inspired me on my journey as a cricketer, I want to sincerely apologise for betraying your trust in me", he had said. "They're bloody good human beings".

"It's been a tough six weeks for myself, but I put myself in David Warner's shoes, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith. they've been to hell and back, haven't they?"

In April, Warner publicly apologised for his role in the ball-tampering scandal, and said he would do everything he could "to be a better person, teammate and role model". "I now have a lot to do to earn back your trust", he added.

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