Australia captain Steve Smith has decided to step down from the captaincy of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals, surrounded by ball-tampering controversy. Smith’s decision was made after the franchisee made Ajinkya Rahane as the captain of the team.
The franchisee gave a statement on Monday and issued a statement. In a statement issued by the franchisee, Team’s Head of Cricket, Jubin Bharucha said, “We have been in constant touch with Smith. Smith believes that in the current situation, the right to Rajasthan Royals will be to leave the captaincy so that the team can start preparations for the IPL without any difficulty. He has thanked the BCCI officials and their fans for their support. ” When Rahane was made the captain, Zubin said, “Rahane has been part of the team for a long time and he knows the team very well. We have no doubt that he will be a good captain for the team. ”
Smith and his team came into controversy, when Cameron Bencroft was caught in the third Test match against South Africa in Cape Town, and later both Bencroft and Smith had admitted that The ball was tampered with the team’s plan. After this, Cricket Australia (CA) removed Smith from captaincy and vice-captain David Warner for the remaining two days of the third Test.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also fined a match ban on Smith and fined the match fee, while Benchraft fined 75 percent of the match fee. This incident has turned the entire team of the Australian team into the cricket world.