Shane Warne hits out at Australia treatment of banned Steve Smith and David Warner over ball-tampering

SHANE WARNE partly blames Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull's feedback for the "disgraceful" media treatment of Steve Smith, David Wagner and Cameron Bancroft.

He believes the three gamers have been handled like criminals and dealt an extreme punishment over their involvement within the Aussie ball-tampering scandal.

 Steve Smith was very obviously the centre of attention as he flew home to Australia from South Africa

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Steve Smith was very clearly the centre of consideration as he flew residence to Australia from South Africa

Former skipper Smith, now banned from Australian cricket for a yr, gave a tearful apology for his half within the sorry saga.

And Warne informed Sky Sports activities: "He isn't Pablo Escobar [a Colombian drug lord and narcoterrorist.] He didn't kill anybody. He's a man that's made a mistake.

"To see him being man-dealt with at airports, to see him attacked, it’s just like the canine are all over him.

"I feel it’s a disgraceful behaviour from them. I feel the best way he has fronted as much as the media has been utterly trustworthy, he has been up entrance and he has been emotional.

 But Shane Warne says of Smith: 'He didn't kill anyone. He's a guy that's made a mistake'

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However Shane Warne says of Smith: 'He didn't kill anybody. He's a man that's made a mistake'
 Warne is unhappy with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bancroft's comments about Smith, David Wagner and Cameron Bancroft

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Warne is sad with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Bancroft's feedback about Smith, David Wagner and Cameron Bancroft

"You possibly can see how a lot it means to him. Breaking down at press conferences and that's as a result of he's feeling for the error he has made.

"He's paid the results which I feel has been method over the highest.

"I feel it’s partly as a result of the Prime Minister has come out and stated 'that is ridiculous what's occurring'. It has introduced a lot additional on to what has occurred.

"It's been away over the highest. I don't assume the punishment matches the crime. The best way the Australian media have dealt with it they need to be taken to activity to. It's been disgraceful."

 David Warner is set to face the media on Saturday

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David Warner is about to face the media on Saturday
 Cameron Bancroft won't be joining Somerset now

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Cameron Bancroft gained't be becoming a member of Somerset now
 Cameron Bancroft with his homemade 'sandpaper' to scuff up the ball

Cameron Bancroft together with his do-it-yourself 'sandpaper' to scuff up the ball

Vice-captain Warner, additionally banned from home cricket for 12 months, is because of speak to the media on Saturday.

Opener Bancroft, given a 9-month ban, gained't be enjoying for Somerset within the County Championship this summer time in any case.

Head coach Darren Lehman will hand over his publish after the present collection in South Africa and mercurial leg-spinner Warne says he can be prepared to assist in any future arrange.

Former South African captain Graeme Smith believes the media response is the end result of many a misdemeanour by the Australians.

He stated: "The state of how issues have been has taken me abruptly.

Aussie cheat Steve Smith breaks down in tears throughout ball-tampering apology

 

"It does present a pair of issues: individuals have been upset with how the Australian staff has performed of late.

"It's been a construct-up of emotion, particularly in the direction of David Warner worldwide. After which the dishonest has occurred and then it has snowballed.

"You simply hope Cricket Australia don’t depart individuals like Steve Smith and (Cameron) Bancroft out to dry and that they really spend money on them as individuals and assist them study from this error."

SHANE WARNE partly blames Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull's feedback for the "disgraceful" media treatment of Steve Smith, David Wagner and Cameron Bancroft.

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