The two-year ban on captaincy of Steve Smith also came to an end on Sunday. Now he is again eligible to command the Australian team. All cricket activities are closed due to Corona virus. Smith was banned for one year and his captaincy for two years for ball tampering in Cape Town during the 2018 tour of South Africa. He made his comeback to international cricket last year. Now the ban on his captaincy was also lifted. He was also convicted along with David Warner (one year) and Cameron Bancroft (9 months).
Australian cricketers were to participate in the IPL after the series was over in New Zealand. But things are not yet clear on its event and Australia's tour of England and Bangladesh has also been cloudy. The IPL has also been postponed till 15 April. Smith was also removed from the captaincy last year by the Rajasthan Royals. However, Smith's chances of becoming captain when cricket is restored are less. Tim Paine has performed brilliantly as Test captain and Aaron Finch as limited overs captain.
Smith is focusing on fitness:
Smith is trying to keep himself mentally and physically fit during the cricket break. For this, apart from doing gym at home, he is running ten km and playing guitar. He said that it does not look like IPL is going to happen. If IPL happens then it is good and if it is not there will be many things in the world. Therefore, I am focusing all my attention on sports.