Disgraced former Australia captain Steven Smith is eyeing to make a return in the cricket field with playing in the Global T20 League in Canada. However, Smith revealed about his decision to donate all his earnings from the league for the development of grass root cricket both in Australia and Canada.
Along with two other compatriots Vice-captain David Warner and young Cameron Bancroft, Steven Smith had been suspended by Cricket Australia for a period of 12 months. Off them Bancroft, the main craftsman of the notorious ball tampering scandal in March, suffered lesser amount of punishment; he was banned for nine months.
According to cricket.com.au, Steve has decided to donate all the earnings from the T20 League to the sports development programs in Canada and Australia. Besides the gym time to achieve the necessary physical fitness, Smith has already started his training for the tournament in Sydney with his father who is helping him out in the nets. The tournament will start from June 28.
According to his deal with the organizers, Smith, along with other international cricket superstars like Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga, and Dwayne Bravo will be engaged in community cricket initiatives and training camps to extend cricket awareness in the country. 1 of 1