Suspended Australia captain Steve Smith has sealed with a Barbados Tridents in a Caribbean Premier League as a deputy for Shakib Al Hasan. Smith is portion a 12-month anathema imposed by Cricket Australia for his purpose in a ball-tampering liaison during a exam array in South Africa in Mar that plunged his inhabitant group into disarray.
The world’s No. 1-ranked exam cricket batsman is barred from personification first-class cricket for his nation or his range though is authorised to play during a bar turn and has recently participated in a Twenty20 foe in Canada.
The Barbados Tridents announced Smith’s signing on Wednesday for a August 8-September 16 CPL, a six-team franchise-based Twenty20 joining that launched in 2013.
Tridents manager Robin Singh says it was a reversal to remove Bangladesh allrounder Al Hasan “but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class deputy who can assistance to move energy to the batting lineup.”
The Tridents open opposite Guyana’s Amazon Warriors on Aug. 12 and will play Jamacia’s Tallawahs in Lauderhill, Fla., before returning to Barbados for 5 games.