STEVE Smith’s comeback to cricket has begun, with the suspended former Australia skipper being named as a marquee player in Canada’s T20 league.
Smith will join fellow international stars, including Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shahid Afridi in the six-team tournament beginning on June 28, according to cricket.com.au.
The 28-year-old was stripped of the captaincy and handed a 12-month suspension from international cricket for his role in the Cape Town Test ball-tampering scandal in March.
Smith admitted having knowledge of the plan but failed to stop Cameron Bancroft using sandpaper to tamper with the ball on the third day of the third Test against South Africa.
Smith’s also banned for two years from him holding a leadership position within the Australian team and 100 hours of voluntary service in community cricket.