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Sport Lehmann hopes banned trio plays for Australia again

04:45  07 may  2018
04:45  07 may  2018 Source:   cricket365.com

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"I hope they come back and play for Australia because they're fantastic young men and they've paid the price. For me, Australian cricket is the most thing and hopefully everyone can get back and play the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect and enjoy the Australian cricket team again ," he

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  Lehmann hopes banned trio plays for Australia again © Getty Images

Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann says he still keeps in touch with banned trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft and hopes they'll be forgiven for their transgressions.

Smith and Warner were given one-year bans while Bancroft was suspended for nine months for their part in the ball-tampering scandal that rocked Australian cricket on their tour in South Africa.

Lehmann, who it was found had no part in a plot to alter the condition of the ball in the third Test against the Proteas, resigned from his position once the tour was done.

Cricket Australia (CA) have already appointed Justin Langer as the new head coach but Lehmann says he is still worries about the banned trio.

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Former Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann has admitted he “worries about the banned trio " "I hope they come back and play for Australia because they’re fantastic young men and they’ve the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect and enjoy the Australian cricket team again ," he

Australia coach Lehmann apologises for ball-tampering. Australia must change their style of play and stop "butting heads" with opponents after the ball tampering That he " hopes people will give them a second chance". He had "no prior knowledge" of the plan. As well as their bans , Smith, 28, and Bancroft, 25, have also been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years.

Lehmann told Radio FIVEaa: "They are all good young men, I feel for the three players especially. I worry about them day-in, day-out.

"I hope they come back and play for Australia because they're fantastic young men and they've paid the price.

"For me Australian cricket is the most important thing and hopefully everyone can get back and play the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect and enjoy the Australian cricket team again.

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JOHANNESBURG - Australia coach Darren Lehmann has apologised to the public and called for to the game from Australia , reeling not only from the scandal but accusations of boorish behaviour and playing contrary by a Cricket Australia investigation, told reporters on Wednesday that the banned players , Steve Smith These are young men and I hope people will give them a second chance.

"I hope they come back and play for Australia because they're fantastic young men and they've paid the price. For me, Australian cricket is the most thing and hopefully everyone can get back and play the right type of cricket that makes everyone respect and enjoy the Australian cricket team again ," he

"It has 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?

"Hopefully, everyone forgives them. I'm sure they will. They're bloody good human beings and I love them dearly. I speak to them quite a lot. It's a case of keeping in contact because I worry about them. They're going okay."

CA have confirmed details of two concurrent and interrelated reviews commissioned to examine any cultural issues following events during the recent Australian Men's cricket tour to South Africa.

These reviews will specifically address the implications following the incident that occurred during the Cape Town Test, to identify and recommend measures for improvement.

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JL would have done the same thing .Bancroft was shown to be putting something down his pants during Australia's third Test in Cape Town, and it was later found to be yellow sandpaper that he used to alter the conditions of the ball.He, skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were found guilty of ball-tampering and sanctioned accordingly by both the ICC and Cricket Australia.Smith and Warner copped 12-month bans, while Bancroft, in just his seventh Test match and looking to please all of his senior members around him at the time, copped nine months.

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