Melbourne- The International Cricket Council yesterday banned two Australian cricketers David Warner and Steve Smith on charges of ball tampering. At the initial stage, it was believed that the Australian Cricket Board would ban them for only one game but later it was decided that the duo could face a ban for life on cases of cheating under the board’s code of behavior. After an enquiry the Australian Sports Commission asked the Australian Cricket Board to suspend both the Australian Captain Steve Smith and Vice Captain David Warner for one match to teach them a lesson. During the interrogation process, Smith revealed the entire leadership was to be blamed for the ball tampering case and he gave the names of Nathan Lyon, Michael Starc and Josh Hazelwood and sais they were also involved in the ball tampering but the Australian Cricket Board later acquitted them. The ICC decided to suspend Smith for one match and fine the entire amount of his match fee and acquit Warner. It also decided to suspend Cameron Bancroft for being caught red-handed during Saturday’s match but the Cricket Australia was not at all kind enough for the cricketers found guilty, The Cricket Australia Chief James Sutherland apologized to the cricket to millions of Australians for the misconduct of the players and assured them they would get exemplary punishment for their wrongdoing.