After the Newlands ball-tampering scandal both Steven Smith and David Warner were banned by Cricket Australia from taking part in International cricket. But both of them are playing various T20 leagues for different teams in many countries.
David Warner has already been signed by BPL franchise Sylhet Sixers, now Steven Smith has joined him too! But not the same team, Smith has joined the team of Tamim Iqbal, Comilla Victorians. Apart from dashing opener Tamim, Smithy will be joining the likes of Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisera Perera, Evin Lewis, Liam Dawson, Imrul Kayes and many more!
After the inclusion of Steven Smith, Comilla Victorians Full Squad in BPL 2019:
Retained Players: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoaib Malik
Direct Signings: Steven Smith, Asela Gunaratne, Liam Dawson
Draft Signings: Abu Hider, Anamul Haque, Mahedi Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Shamsur Rahman, Sanjit Saha, Evin Lewis, Waqar Salamkheil, Aamer Yamin
Now Comilla Victorians Playing XI look like this:
Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Anamul Haque, Steven Smith, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Abu Hider, Mosharraf Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Sanjit Saha