Ball tampering cheat Cameron Bancroft faces club ban in cruel blow

Disgraced Cameron Bancroft is facing a ban from club cricket due to a technicality – but veterans Steve Smith and Dave Warner are free to play.

Smith, Warner and Bancroft were all handed sizeable suspensions for their roles in an attempt to manipulate the ball with yellow sandpaper during a controversial third Test in Cape Town in March.

Cricket Australia had urged the players to play premier cricket to forge good relations in the local community. 

But while Smith and Warner are free to do so, Bancroft is automatically banned because of the strict rules in WA District Cricket that mean all CA punishments must be enforced, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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Disgraced Cameron Bancroft (pictured left, with Steve Smith) is facing a ban from club cricket due to a technicality

Disgraced Cameron Bancroft (pictured left, with Steve Smith) is facing a ban from club cricket due to a technicality

Western Australia, who are working with his club Willetton, are reportedly preparing to ask their District Cricket Council to hand Bancroft an exemption.

The 25-year-old – banned from Test and State cricket – will find out his fate at a meeting on May 14.

WA chief executive Christina Matthews maintained that WACA aren't trying to change the rule, but believe Bancroft deserves special consideration.

'I think it's a matter that needs to be discussed thoroughly and understood, but it would be disappointing if of the three people involved, he's the only

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