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Steve Smith and David Warner selected in Global T20 Canada draft

Sporting News logo Sporting News 3/06/2018
David Warner is set to make his cricket comeback in Canada. © AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy David Warner is set to make his cricket comeback in Canada.

Suspended Australia stars Steve Smith and David Warner have both been drafted for the Global T20 Canada tournament ahead of their return to competitive action.

The former Australia Test captain and vice-captain were handed 12-month bans from international and first-class cricket for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal during the team's tour of South Africa earlier this year.

But Smith and Warner are set to feature at Cricket Canada's inaugural Twenty20 competition later this month after the pair were selected in Monday's (AEST) draft.

Smith was picked by Toronto Nationals in the second round, while Warner was Winnipeg Hawks' choice in the third.

Warner had already confirmed his intention to play with Sydney grade side Randwick Petersham and in the NT Strike League in Darwin.

Other stars such as Shahid Afridi, Chris Gayle, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo and Evin Lewis will also be involved in Canada following their selections.

The six-team tournament begins on June 28.

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