On account of the ball tampering scandal, Cameron Bancroft was handed a ban of 9 months along with Steven Smith and David Warner earlier this year. The latter was serving the ban period of 12 months on the grounds of conspiring the sandpaper malice and the former was handed 9 months ban for executing the plan.
Since the Big Bash League is nearing, the coach of Australian team Adam Voges opined that Bancroft will be accommodated into the team by December 30 to play for Perth Scorchers. Earlier, the trio was sentenced ban from all the international and domestic cricket activities. He said that Cameron’s ban period will end by 29th December and hence he might play for Perth Scorchers and he felt that there is a real possibility of Cameron’s return into the team before the Big Bash League.
He said in an episode of Unplayable Podcast that “I see a real possibility that he’ll come straight back in for that game,”
“A lot will just depend on how we’re going at the time. There’ll be some opportunity for a number of our other batsmen in those first three games and much will be dependent probably on how they go.
“But I thought Cam when he played for the Scorchers last year, he did a really good job, batted at three and played some really good innings for us. He’s an important part of our squads in all forms of the game, so I see him certainly putting his hand up to come straight back in. One thing I do know about Cam is he’ll be prepared. I know he won’t have played any high-level competitive cricket for a period, but it certainly hasn’t stopped him from trying to improve. He’ll be ready to go.”
Steven Smith and David Warner were earlier permitted to play T20s in Canada and in West Indies but Bancroft played only in the Northern Territory league since his ban saga after Newlands test.