Ex-Australia captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft say they will not contest their ball-tampering bans.

Smith and ex-vice-captain David Warner were given one-year bans and Bancroft handed a nine-month suspension by Cricket Australia (CA), after the incident against South Africa.

The Australian Cricketers’ Association had said CA should reconsider the “disproportionate” bans.

“I meant what I said about taking full responsibility,” said Smith, 28.

Writing on Twitter he added: “I won’t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them”.

Bancroft also tweeted on Wednesday, writing: “Today I lodged the paperwork with Cricket Australia and will be accepting the sanction handed down.

“I would love to put this behind me and will do whatever it takes to earn back the trust of the Australian public.”

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